Biographies: Melinda Crawford
Melinda Crawford, a U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion, performs frequently for Scottish highland games, Celtic festivals, and concerts throughout the United States. She began playing the Scottish fiddle when she was eleven years old, and has won numerous awards for her solo playing and her original compositions at regional and national Scottish fiddle competitions. She has achieved fiddling titles such as the Allegheny Mountain Fiddling Champion and the Potomac Valley Fiddling Champion several times prior to winning the 2003 U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Championship and becoming a sanctioned Scottish fiddle competition judge. Melinda is an instructor at the Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling in North Carolina, frequently judges Scottish fiddle competitions at highland games, and has been a judge for the national championships.
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