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Headin' To Galax for the Fiddler's Convention this week (Aug 6-10, 2008)

Posted by fbounds on Monday, August 4, 2008

Can't wait.  Camping and the weather in Galax isn't the most pleasant but the music and jamming is incredible. I am entering the banjo competition this year.  I don't really expect to place but it gave me a goal to work toward and an excuse to work a little harder on a tune.  Will also be in the band competition with some friends.  Just getting the opportunity to play music makes us all winners in the competition.

For those that haven't heard of Galax, it is one of the largest and oldest fiddler's conventions in the U.S.  A gathering of people from all over the country and outside of the country that are there for the pure joy of playing music and reuniting with old friends. 

6 comments on “Headin' To Galax for the Fiddler's Convention this week (Aug 6-10, 2008)”

campbelldb Says:
Monday, August 4, 2008 @9:49:17 AM

Frank

Best of luck in the competition; do you ever go the banjo compretition at merlefest, nc??

Dan

 

fbounds Says:
Monday, August 4, 2008 @9:55:30 AM

Thanks!  I haven't been to MerleFest in a long time mainly due to the huge crowds (over 80000 this year).  I bet there is some serious competition in the MerleFest banjo contest.

Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, August 4, 2008 @12:36:44 PM

Contests make me nervous, but it sounds like you have a good attitude about it and it will probably be a positive thing. Anyway - good luck!

fbounds Says:
Monday, August 11, 2008 @6:46:50 AM

Another Galax behind me.  What a blast!  I need to rest for two weeks to recover now. :)  I heard and played with some great musicians.  You can walk the camping area and hear some amazing music. 

1935tb-11 Says:
Friday, October 17, 2008 @11:20:45 AM

if no one has ever been to galax, they need

to go once. it is a experience of its own.

its very very hard to break into the circle

of winners in that region, locals do well.

BanjoBalu Says:
Saturday, July 2, 2011 @7:14:06 AM

hello, i am a banjoplayer from munich germany, and i'll be touring the east coast. now i'll probably be in virginia arouns the 8th, so i would like to see the galax fiddle fest. i'll probably be in norfolk or another major city in that state. since i'm travelling with public transport, i was wondering if there is are good connections to the festival by bus/trains?

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