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Strenuous Competition
Toward the end of the competition things get very hectic
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June 25, 2013 - 8:16 pm
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This video shows the final 13 minutes of a 2 hr head to head  competition

Annual competition in Pembroke which has about 25 fiddlers playing reels in turn without stopping and without playing a reel that has been played before. Towards the end, the fiddler must play only the "A" of a reel (which only takes 10 seconds). This video shows the final minutes of the contest Sept. 5, 2010, while there were only three participants: April Verch, Shane Cook and Danny Perreault. The contest lasted about 2 hours. Judge René Dacier. Winner 2010: April Verch. In the end, Danny Perreault played one of his compositions (Breakdown in Rosary) and Germain Leduc accompanies on the piano in a funny way ...

and in French

Concours annuel à Pembroke qui regroupe environ 25 violoneux jouant des reels à tour de rôle, sans arrêt et sans jouer un reel qui a déjà été joué auparavant. Vers la fin, les violoneux doivent jouer seulement la partie "A" d'un reel (qui dure seulement 10 secondes). Ce vidéo montre les dernières minutes du concours du 5 sept. 2010, alors qu'il ne restait que 3 participants: April Verch, Shane Cook et Danny Perreault. Ce concours a duré environ 2 heures. Juge: René Dacier. Gagnante 2010: April Verch. À la fin, Danny Perreault joue une de ses compositions (Breakdown à Rosaire) et Germain Leduc l'accompagne au piano d'une drôle de manière...

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June 25, 2013 - 9:36 pm
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haha, loved it!!!

I find i can't play the piano nearly as well in French as I can in English.  when playing the violin, however, my skills are equally inadequate no matter the language I attempt to play in.  ;)


....and btw, a very Happy Canada Day to you, Sir!



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June 26, 2013 - 9:13 am
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That was really interesting>> I really enjoyed that!!! SWEET!!

Southern California

June 26, 2013 - 9:31 am
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Wow, that was really fun to watch!  thanks for posting it.

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