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The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2010 - Fiddle

This is a worldwide competition run during the course of each year. This mirrors a similar competition held on Radio Eireann in a program called Fleadh Cheoil an Radio which was presented and conceived by the late Sean Ó Riada, Peadar’s father during the early 1960’s. This year, 2010, is the year of the fiddle. Anyone can enter from anywhere in the world. The competition is to award the Sean Ó Riada Gold Medal to the most complete Irish traditional fiddler who has competed. All entrants are free. Entry is via the Internet to the site Cuireadh Chun Ceoil.

Each musician must enter 5 solo pieces of their playing – unaccompanied. Two pieces will be chosen from each entry if the adjudicators deem the competitor to be of sufficient standard. All entrants will be posted on the website. The adjudicators will chose the final 15 competitors who will then take part in a concert broadcast live on RnaG and worldwide on the Web. This concert will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork city in December, the winner will receive a gold medal.
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