• Harold Mitchell passes

    Harold Michell, bluegrass and old-time music DJ, and MC at Galax Old Fiddlers Convention for many years, passed away on August 5, 2020. Born near Fries, Virginia, and raised in nearby Stevens Creek, he was 82 years old.  The radio first

  • Fiddlin’ film now on iTunes and Amazon

    Fiddlin', the feature-length documentary film about the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, is now available on two major streaming services online. Both Amazon and iTunes have added the film to their catalog today, allowing viewers to either purchase or

  • Fiddlin’ film is taking Galax on the road

    We've told you before about the documentary film, Fiddlin', made by sisters Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic, about the Old Fiddlers Convention in the town where they were raised, Galax, VA. The convention has been held there every year since

  • Young ‘uns tear it up at Galax

    Youth competitors waiting their turn at Galax - photo by Perrie Coker All week competitors are lining up at the 82nd annual Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA. Felts Park is filled to the brim with campers and RVs of every

  • 2016 Galax Old Fiddlers Convention winners

    The names of the winners in the various competition categories at the 81st annual Old Fiddlers Convention have been posted. The convention ran all last week at Felts Park in Galax, VA. This year's big winners were The Trailblazers from North

  • Rules change snares Galax mando record attempt

    Tara Linhardt, the driving force behind the two recent Guinness Book of World Record attempts for the largest mandolin ensemble during recent Old Fiddlers Conventions in Galax, VA, has released a forlorn statement on their most recent quest. It seems that a