Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fiddlin' and Pickin': Saturday in Redding

The Annual Amateur Fiddle and Flatpick Contest will be held on Saturday, February 21st at St. James Lutheran Church at 2500 Shasta View Dr., and admission for spectators is free.

The contest, produced and hosted by District 6 California State Old Time Fiddlers Association, draws area fiddlers and guitar players of all ages, who compete for awards in various divisions, including the popular Twin Fiddle and Open divisions.

Contest registration begins at 7 AM and fiddling and picking gets underway at 8. The event concludes at 7:30 in the evening with the awards ceremony.

For a schedule, rules and a printable flyer, visit http://www.csotfa.org/ , or contact: Nicki Carlisle: 530-474-4427.

Not a player? Come on out and and enjoy the music -- you'd be hard-pressed to find a nicer group of musicians anywhere. The music is lively and the price is right.

To get you in the mood: Fiddle great Jana Jae (formerly of Redding and instrumental in establishing the fine fiddling tradition here in the North State) takes a ride on the Orange Blossom Special

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