Matthew Hathaway

2017 - First place was awarded to a 24-yer old musician by the name of Matthew Hathaway of FT. Worth, TX. He has entered this contest only two times, the last time was in 2009. He attends other festivals like the Texas State Dulcimer Festival. Since it had been 8-years since he had been to Winfield Matt wanted to come and compete and have a good time jamming with others. This talented musician also plays the guitar, piano, mandolin the ocarina and the tin whistle.

Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship Winners Announced

The Walnut Valley Association would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship.

1st Place – Tyler Andal from Nashville, TN

Prize Instrument Selected: Maciej Lacek Master Fiddle represented by Beautiful Music Violin Shop of Lawrence, KS

2nd Place Tashina Clarridge from Mt. Shasta, CA

Prize Instrument Selected: Maciej Lacek Fiddle represented by Beautiful Music Violin Shop of Lawrence, KS

3rd – Regina Scott from Tulsa OK

2017 National Mandolin Champions Named

The Walnut Valley Association congratulate this year’s winners of the National Mandolin Championship

1st Place – Isaac Eicher from Nashville, TN

Prize Instrument Selected: Ellis F5 Special Mandolin provided by Ellis Mandolins of Austin, TX

2nd Place – Solly Burton from Sullivan, IN

Prize Instrument Selected: Collings MF5 Custom Mandolin provided by Collings Guitars, Inc. of Austin, TX

3rd Place – Holten Doucette from Waller, TX

Prize Instrument Selected: Clark F5 Mandolin provided by Clark Mandolins of Boise, ID

2017 National Mountain Dulcimer Champions Named

Contest Name: 2017 National Mountain Dulcimer Championships

1st Place Winner: Matthew Hathaway from Ft. Worth, TX 76179

Prize Instrument Selected: The 4FHKK Custom Koa Mountain Dulcimer provided by The Dulcimer Shoppe/McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers of Mountain View, AR

2nd Place Winner: Keith Reynolds from Labette City, KS 67356

Prize Instrument Selected: The 6FHWR-E Baritone Mountain Dulcimer provided by The Dulcimer Shoppe/McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers of Mountain View, AR