2011 Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention
The Ninth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention was held in Glen Lyn, VA on June 10-11, 2011. This festival honors the life and music of local old-time fiddler Henry Reed.
Friday's activities began at 5 PM and featured the Reed Family Band, the Giles Mountain String Band, Katie and the Bubbatones, and Stanley Asbury and the Monroe-Floyd Connection. Individual and band competitions were held on Saturday. Alan Jabbour offered a 2-day fiddle workshop agian this year from 10-12 on Friday and Saturday morning.
WNRV was on-site and broadcast 12 hours of great live music from the festival. We broadcast 4 hours of the featured bands on Friday night and 8 hours of the individual and band competitions on Saturday. The competition winners are listed below.
More information on the festival is available at the Henry Reed Convention page at the Giles Mountain String Band site and at the Henry Reed Convention Facebook page. Contact Chris Via if you have any questions about the festival.
WNRV partnered with the Henry Reed festival again in 2011 to offer a special combined advertising deal. New WNRV customers that took a full-page advertisement in the official Henry Reed festival booklet received a discount rate for their WNRV advertising. Contact WNRV to get details on how we can help you promote your group or business while supporting the local community.
Here is information for the 2010 Eighth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention. The 2010 T-shirts ($8) and program booklets ($1) are still available for purchase. Let us know if you are interested in getting either of these. Get yours while there are still some left!
Congratulations to all the 2011 Winners!
4-Roy Clark Jr.
3-Tina Liza Jones
1-Phil Bevins/Kay Bevins
2-Tina Liza Jones/Bill Blevins
3-Anna Roberts-Gevalt/Gailanne Amundsen
4-Liselotte Heil / Bob Pilch
5-Phyllis Gaskins/Jim Gaskins
2-Bryan Goins and River Road
1-Golden Palace String Band
2-Full Smack String Band
4-Port Road String Band
5-Tower Street String Band