Scottish Fiddle

Ohio Scottish Games & Celtic Festival 2023 Fiddle Contest

All Fiddle events will be in Building 27A, June 24, 2023 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea, OH. A workshop will be held from 1:30-2:30 PM. Competition will begin at 3 PM. 1st , 2nd & 3rd place medals will be awarded in Novice, Junior, Intermediate Jr and Intermediate Sr categories. Prize money of 1st $100, 2nd $75 & 3rd $50 will be awarded to in the Open Master Category. A minimum of 2 competitors is required in the Open Master Category for prize money to be awarded.

Ohio Scottish Games Fiddle Competition is sanctioned by Scottish F.I.R.E, (Scottish Fiddling Revival, Ltd.)

Entry Fee of $20 covers cost of competition and a gate pass.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

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2023 Judge - Elke Baker

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Elke Baker has played all over North America and in places as far-flung as Japan, West Africa, and Scotland, as well at The Birchmere (with Ken Kolodner) and the Kennedy Center in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Elke is a faculty member at the Washington Conservatory of Music, where she teaches history and performance of Celtic music. She brings a scholar's depth of knowledge and an extremely engaging manner to her performances, as well as an intimate knowledge of just what makes people want to dance.

For more information: visit Elke's webpage at