Ed Reavy International Fiddler of the Year Competition

Each year as part of the Ed Reavy Festival, we run the prestigious Ed Reavy International Fiddler of the Year Competition at both Junior (U-16) and Senior levels. The competition commenced in 2016 and has been held each year in The Cavan Crystal Hotel on the Saturday afternoon of the festival weekend. Details of previous winners are detailed below.

A copy of the 2019 Competition Entry form can be obtained by following the link below, and this form will be updated each year with details specific to that years competition.

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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:

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Trophies & Medals for the Competition:

2019 Trophies

2019 Trophies

Ed Reavy-Senior Winner Perpetual-trophy - "In Memory of Martina"  presented by Dermot Walsh in memory of his wife Martina

  Ed Reavy-Senior Winner Perpetual-trophy – “In Memory of Martina” presented by Dermot Walsh in memory of his wife Martina

 

In Memory of Jim-Mulvaney Perpetual Trophy Junior Ed Reavy Fiddler Competition - presented by Maeve Sheridan in honour of her uncle

In Memory of Jim-Mulvaney Perpetual Trophy Junior Ed Reavy Fiddler Competition – presented by Maeve Sheridan in honour of her uncle

Images of previous winners of this prestigious competition:

2019:

Jamesie Wray, Donegal. 2019 Junior Ed Reavy Fiddler

Jamesie Wray, Donegal. 2019 Junior Ed Reavy Fiddler

Junior Winners 2019: 1st Jamesie Wray, 2nd Ellen O'Gorman Waterford, 3rd Órla Corrigan Monaghan

Junior Winners 2019:
1st Jamesie Wray, 2nd Ellen O’Gorman Waterford, 3rd Órla Corrigan Monaghan

 

Sinead McKenna - Winner 2019-with Liam Wynne of Eirgrid and adjudicator John Daly

Sinead McKenna – Winner 2019-with Liam Wynne of Eirgrid and adjudicator John Daly

2019 Senior Winners: 1st Sinead McKenna Monaghan, 2nd Andrew Caden Maryland USA (right of picture) and 3rd Naoise Kettle Laoise (left of picture)

2019 Senior Winners:
1st Sinead McKenna Monaghan, 2nd Andrew Caden Maryland USA (right of picture) and 3rd Naoise Kettle Laoise (left of picture)

2018:

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Jason McGuinness, Sligo – 2018 Senior Ed Reavy Fiddler of the year

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Sarah O'Gorman - 2017 Senior Ed Reavy International Fiddler of the Year

Sarah O’Gorman – 2017 Senior Ed Reavy International Fiddler of the Year

 

Winner U-16 Ed Reavy International Fiddler of 2017

Winner U-16 Ed Reavy International Fiddler of 2017

 

Méabh Smyth - The Inaugural Winner of The Senior Ed Reavy International Fiddle Player Competition in 2016

Méabh Smyth – The Inaugural Winner of The Senior Ed Reavy International Fiddle Player Competition in 2016


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