SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
Fireback Fiddle & Banjo Contest
12 noon - rain or shine

on the grounds of Shippen Manor

8 Belvidere Ave.

Oxford, NJ


This event presented by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commision,and the Warren County Freeholders.
Funded in part by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment For the Arts.

directions
2010 winners
categories
prize money
contest rules
registration
contact info


The 2010 Winners

FINGER STYLE BANJO
1st - Johnny Mizzone
2nd - Chet Scudder
3rd - Bruce Kunkel

CLAWHAMMER BANJO
1st - Bob Bell
2nd - Bruce Kunkel
3rd - Mike Aucott

JUNIOR DIVISION FIDDLE
Elizabeth Mitch

CELTIC FIDDLE
1st - Cleek Shrey
2nd - Sharon Grimshaw

BLUEGRASS FIDDLE
1st - Connor Dugan
2nd - Jeff Morehead
3rd - Robbie Mizzone

OLD TIME FIDDLE
1st - Rhys Jones
2nd - Suzie Grimshaw
3rd - Zack Doyle



 


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Categories for Fiddle:

Celtic, Old Time and Bluegrass

and Junior

Categories for Banjo:

Clawhammer and Finger Style
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PRIZE MONEY
ALL CATEGORIES except Junior:
1st place - $300
2nd place - $200
3rd place - $100

JUNIOR CATEGORY
1st place - $100
2nd place - $75
3rd place - $50

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CONTEST RULES
Contestants perform two tunes, different tempos, within the style of their category. Juniors are a separate category. A Junior is defined as seventeen years old or younger. They may perform in any style of their choice, and their selections do not have to be within the same style. All contestants should not exceed three minutes for each tune played.

Each contestant is allowed up to two backup musicians, used as rhythm only. The contestant must be the sole lead instrument.

Contestants may compete in both banjo categories, but only one fiddle categroy.

Order of performance is by lottery . Contestants entering multiple categories must draw a number for each category entered.

Sign in starts at 11 am,and continues through the opening performance. Sign in closes at 1 pm. If you know you will absolutely, positively show up in time to compete, but can not show up during sign in, call 908-892-2441, and a number will be drawn for you.

Banjo categories open the contest, followed by the fiddle categories. The individual categories are not grouped by style. Order of banjo contestants and fiddle contestants is dictated solely by lottery.

Decisions of the judges are final, so enjoy yourself, share some music, and have a good time.


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DIRECTIONS
Oxford is located on Rt. 31, four miles north of the Rt. 57 intersection in Washington, and four miles south of the Rt. 46 intersection in Buttsville. Click on the map for directions from your location.


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REGISTRATION
There are no registration fees. We ask that you register in advance, simply by email or by phone. You do not need to declare what categories you will be completing in. If you register and decide not to compete, or you can not show up, please contact us by email or phone to let us know.

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You can e-mail here

Information by phone: 908-892-2441
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