I am thrilled to announce that I will be a judge at the 68th Annual Canadian Open Fiddle Championships this August in Shelburne! I am incredibly honoured. I was seven years old when I first competed at the Canadian Open Fiddle Championships; commencing a 14-year run of competing at contests across the country.
My brother, Tyler, and I won the Open Duet Class and Novelty Class multiple times, as well as held several individual accolades on our own. Our grandfather, Stan, first competed at The Canadian Open in 1952, and continued gracing the Shelburne stage well into his 70’s.
Returning to the championships as a judge is very exciting, and I encourage all fiddle players, young and old, beginner or advanced, to compete! For more information or to register for the contest, please visit: https://heritagemusicfestival.ca
In addition to judging, I’m also ecstatic to mention that The Beckett’s will be performing the Thursday Night Show as part of the Heritage Music Festival/Canadian Open Fiddle Championships! To purchase tickets for this show, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-beckett-family-at-the-heritage-music-festival-tickets-45500170234
We would love to see you there! Happy Fiddling!! 🙂
ps- this is a photo of Tyler and I competing in the Novelty Class in 2000!