Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fiddling, picking champs named

August 30, 2007


Here's a look at the winners in this year's Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, which took place Sunday at South Park:

¢ Miscellaneous acoustic instruments: Steve Luper, Andover, autoharp, first.

¢ Ensemble folk singing: The O'Shea Sisters, Lawrence, first.

¢ Banjo: Jim Rome, Lawrence, first; and Matthew Oliphant, Chanute, second.

¢ Hammered dulcimer: Ron Jarvis, Overland Park, first.

¢ Mountain (lap) dulcimer: Troy Simonton, first.

¢ Mandolin: Tim Little, Kansas City, Mo., first; and Max Paley, Lawrence, second.

¢ Flat-pick guitar: David George, Lawson, Mo., first, and Efrem Plummer, Augusta, second.

¢ Fingerstyle guitar: Steve Gouge, Kansas City, Mo., first, and Chris Sanders, Overland Park, second.

¢ Fiddle: Steve Mason, Lawrence, first, and Diane Gillenwater, Topeka, second.

¢ Youth fiddle: Matthew Oliphant, Chanute, first; Emily Dickie, Paola, second; Victoria Gilman, Lawrence, third.

¢ Youth award: Matthew Oliphant, Chanute.

Other youth participants: Katie Beckwith, Perry, mandolin; Sage Cornelius, Berryton, youth fiddle; Lauren Cranden, Lawrence, youth fiddle; Amanda Dickie, Paola, youth fiddle; Blaine Dunlop, Parker, youth fiddle; Forrest Evans, Topeka, fingerstyle guitar; Chloe Frazier, Lawrence, youth fiddle; Courtney Gunter, Wichita, youth fiddle; Esther Maddox, Overland Park, youth fiddle; Jason McGinty, Topeka, youth fiddle; Cara Oliphant, Chanute, mandolin; and Shannon O'Shea, Lawrence, youth fiddle.


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