Each year as part of the Ed Reavy Festival, we run the prestigious Ed Reavy International Fiddler of the Year Competition. The competition commenced in 2016 and has been held each year on the Saturday afternoon of the festival weekend, except during 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. In 2022, we only ran the U-18 Competition which was won by the wonderfully talented Neil Kennedy from Donegal.
The 2023 competition will have both a Junior (U-18) and Senior (O-18) Competition and will take place in the Town Hall Theatre, Town Hall Street, Cavan, commencing at 11am with the U-18 and continuing at 2pm with the Senior competition.
2023 Entry will be via EventBrite
Click for U-18 Eventbrite Registration: CLICK HERE
Click for O-18 Eventbrite Registration: CLICK HERE O-18
Please also download the attached listing of Ed Reavy Tunes as there is a requirement to play 1 Reavy tune of your choice in both the Junior and Senior competition:
Trophies & Medals for the Competition:
Images of previous winners of this prestigious competition:
Jason McGuinness, Sligo – 2018 Senior Ed Reavy Fiddler of the year