Marvelous Fiddle Art

On Twitter, By George is an avid fan of writer Novelicious – @noveliciouss – and this artist tweets out some remarkable art pieces including marvelous fiddle art. Here are a few recent favourite art pieces that feature the fiddle.


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Canada’s National Fiddling Day


“Celebrate with your favourite fiddle musicians” urges CGMFA


Saturday, May 21st is National Fiddling Day, and Canadians are encouraged to enjoy this day set aside to recognize both the historical and contemporary importance of fiddle music in Canada.


The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) is a national organization that is devoted to the preservation and advancement of the art of Canadian fiddling. This year it is orchestrating National Fiddling Day celebrations for the country’s fiddling fraternity and for Canadians’ fondness of fiddle music.


”We expect hundreds of fiddlers across the country to perform on Saturday in jams and public shows and, collectively, we will shine a spotlight on Canada’s rich fiddling legacy,” says Graham Sheppard, CGMFA President. “From coast to coast, fiddle musicians represent Canada’s diversity and the many different styles of their fiddle music reflect each region’s richness and soul.”


“For more than three centuries Canadians have gathered and enjoyed fiddles at pubs, kitchen parties and cèilidhs, in church basements, around campfires and at square dances. Fiddle music has had, and continues to have a profound influence on Canadian musical culture and identity. Today, Canadian fiddlers are known around the world for our expressive, melodic music.”


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On the May 21st weekend, fiddle groups across the country are hosting local jams and public shows.  Canadians are encouraged to attend a fiddle performance and share their experience on social media with the #nationalfiddlingday hashtag. Mr. Sheppard urges all, “Get out and celebrate National Fiddling Day with your favourite music.”


National Fiddling Day Photo Gallery

Twitter: #nationalfiddlingday


About the CGMFA

Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association is devoted to the preservation and advancement of the art of Canadian fiddling by raising awareness of and appreciation for all styles of Canadian fiddling. The Association proudly promotes Canada’s National Fiddling Day recognizing the country’s fiddlers, their groups and the community as a whole. It also hosts an annual national competition that provides well-deserved recognition to Canada’s top fiddlers. The CGMFA is a national arts service organization with charitable status.


Visit, check #nationalfiddlingday and join the party on May 21.


In Ottawa, we are celebrating with a giant fiddle jam at City Hall. Join us for the fun!



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FAV Fiddle Memes

Here are By George‘s half dozen favourite fiddle memes which you can use to promote fiddle music through this weekend!!  And be sure to share Canada’s National Fiddling Day poster as well (see last poster below). Enjoy the weekend with your favourite musician!


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Here is Canada’s National Fiddling Day poster.



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Of National Fiddling Day

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Saturday May 16th marks Canada’s 1st National Fiddling Day and fiddlers across the country will be celebrating their music at jam sessions and public events. Our oldest boy is a fiddler and he will be out at a few special events in Ottawa. So, our whole family will be celebrating fiddle music tomorrow on what is Canada’s inaugural day respecting this traditional music and the impact it has had on its people.

Alexander will play at a fiddler’s session from 10 to 11 a.m. on the Ottawa River at Deschenes Rapids (park entrance at Woodroffe and the Parkway). Later tomorrow, he will be in Richmond to compete in the Ottawa Fiddle Competition.

Also, Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m., Dennis Harrington will host a commemorative show on 98.7 Valley Heritage Radio out of Renfrew. You will hear the best of the Ottawa Valley and can tune into the show live over the Internet:

This day is a big thing for fiddlers – it is a big thing for one young fiddler. Over the last few months, Alexander has been involved in advocating for this national recognition of fiddle music. These efforts were capped with a very nice reception on Parliament Hill on Wednesday evening – a “kitchen party” hosted by Senator Elizabeth Hubley (photo shows some of the fiddlers performing at the reception).

For background information on National Fiddling Day here are a few links to postings on Alexander’s website as well as in the By George Journal.

Be sure to enjoy the music tomorrow!

Alexander’s observations on the Senator’s reception yesterday
A Great Parliament Hill reception

Here’s Senator Hubley’s release announcing this special day
National Fiddling Day Passes

Alexander’s comments about his appearance before Members of Parliament
Speaking about fiddling on Parliament Hill

By George Journal post:
Towards a National Fiddling Day

A poem by Chris George
The Fiddler’s Smile

A parting observation
Take a moment (consider this)


Here to the fiddlers rosining their bows!