Republic Fiddler's Contest
Caitlin McSherry was the most interesting fiddler for me. Her facial expressions, smiles, and other movements helped us to follow the music's more grandiose elements. I could not believe she was a high school student, her interpretation was sophisticated. She also did some Irish tunes that were very different than anything I have heard. I wondered how she could remember ancient tunes like this. Sometimes I am made very proud of the youth of this country.
Plan to go
to Weiser, the national fiddle contest in Idaho, only a 5 hour drive for
us: June 15-21 2003: