Minnesota Fiddlers

Performing Fiddle



What do you want to do when you grow up?

Whether you are 5 or whether you are 70 years old, that question is still relevant.

We all remember that first recital: Waiting, with sweaty palms, for our turn and dreading every moment of it. But why do we do it?

We cover a lot about fiddle contests, workshops and jam sessions on this website, but to what end?  Some of us swear we are not destined to be a “Performer”.  However, have we really considered the practicalities of performing?


“What does it take to perform fiddle?”


Here are a few options and their requirements.