We are pleased to announce our first annual 2014 Irish Fiddle Competition! Sponsored by the Indy Irish Fest, 9 Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub, Claddagh Irish Pubs, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the competition is open to fiddlers of all ages living in Indiana. The competition will take place on Saturday, June 14th at the Garfield Park Arts Center beginning at 11:00 am and continuing until noon or until all the competitors have played. After the competition, we are hosting a Q & A on fiddling techniques and styles with our judging panel and performances by the judges, competition winners, and friends. Food trucks will have lunch for sale in the parking lot between the competition and the announcement of the winners!
The competition features four different age groups: 10 & under, 11 - 14, 15 - 18, and over 19 years old.
10 & Under Age Group 11 - 14 Age Group 15 - 18 Age Group 19+ Age Group
1st Prize: $25 1st Prize: $50 1st Prize: $100 1st Prize: $175
2nd Prize: $10 2nd Prize: $25 2nd Prize: $50 2nd Prize: $75
10 & Under Age Group
$15 Entrance Fee
Perform one tune two times through.
11 - 14 Age Group
$20 Entrance Fee
Perform 2 contrasting tunes, each played two times through.
15 - 18 Age Group
$20 Entrance Fee
Perform two tune sets, each tune played two times through. One tune set must be a set of reels.
19+ Age Group
$25 Entrance Fee
Perform three tune sets, each tune played two times through. One reel set, one jig set, and one set of the player's choice.
Complete and submit the registration form (below) or download and mail in the pdf to register for the competition. After you've submitted your registration form, you can pay your registration fees here or send a check to: The Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis, P.O. Box 1643, Indianapolis, IN 46206.