Championship Contest Fiddling from Mel Bay

Mel Bay has released Championship Contest Fiddling, a book/CD set with transcriptions from 44 fiddle tunes as they were played by winning fiddlers at the National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest in Weiser, ID.

13 champions are profiled, not only with transcriptions by Nate Olson, but also with extensive interviews and audio from the contest itself. Tunes include competition favorites like Blackberry Blossom, Clarinet Polka and Dusty Miller along with lesser known classics like Hotfoot and Cotton Patch Rag.

The set sells for $24.95, and you can see samples pages and the complete table of contents on the Mel Bay site.

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