2015 International Autoharp Contest Winners Named

44th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

Date: September 17, 2015 Time: 11:30 AM

Contest Name: 2015 International Autoharp Contest

1st Place Winner: George Haig Address: City/State/Zip: Durfermline, Fife, Scotland E-Mail Address: george_haig @beinternet.com Website: NA Prize Instrument Selected: dAigle Cascade SP G-D Diatonic Autoharp provided by Pete Daigle of Seatac, WA

2nd Place Winner: Cindy Harris City/State/Zip: Pittsburgh, PA 15238 E-Mail Address: CAH329A@gmail.com Website: www.stonesoupcreations.com Prize Instrument Selected: An Evoharp Legacy 21 provided by The Dulcimer Shoppe/McSpadden of Mountain View, AR

3rd Place Winner: Marti Knauer City/State/Zip: Springfield, MO 65807 E-Mail Address: martik@cheerful.com Website: NA Prize Instrument Selected: An Oscar Schmidt OS11021AE Autoharp provided by Oscar Schmidt Washburn International of Buffalo Grove, IL