The 33rd Annual International Old-Time Fiddle Contest is returning to Dunseith, North Dakota, from June 5-7, with as many as 60 participants in five categories from seniors to small fries competing for their share of $2,000 in prize money.
To take home the trophy, competitors have to fiddle their way through a hoedown, a waltz, and a selection of their choice.
To discourage fiddlers taking the easy way out, the rules ban novelty tunes like Orange Blossom Special or Rocky Mountain Rag, but they dont say anything about funkin up the fiddle with some rap or rock.
Spokesperson Tim Wollenzien, says, The rules say the songs need to have a Danceable quality. If you want to go to the edges of the fiddle spectrum, youre taking your chances, but you wont be disqualified.
For more info, go to internationalmusiccamp.com.
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