Winston Crawford with The Crawford Brothers

Winston Crawford with The Crawford Brothers

BandCountryCeltic

Celtic, Down East Fiddle Music, Country, Irish, Scottish Music.

Biography

Maritime Fiddle Champion (1982)
NB Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee (1991)
Winner of prestigious Johnny Mooring Memorial Trophy (1981 & 1982)
Judges' Choice 1st place winner of Senior Idel - Bright House Television Networks at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL (2006)
Second place winner - 1999 Fiddle Entertainer of the Year at Fiddlers' Festival des Voiloneux de Noelville, Ontario
NB Old Tyme Fiddle Orchestra Award for continued dedication and support of the orchestra for young fiddlers (2000)
Performed for Prince Andrew
Performed for South African Ambassador
Performed at Maritime Premiers' Conference
Received the highest honour a Micmac can give a non-native (1992)
Chosen to do 13 shows on Lionel TV Network in Moncton
Performed on Gordon Stobbe's television show "Up Home Tonight"
Teacher of Old Tyme Fiddle Music
Promoted and helped preserve fiddle music for years by giving free lessons to students under 16 years of age
Performed with over 100 of his fiddlers to capacity audiences
Winston Crawford Appreciation Night - over 500 students and fans honoured him in Hampton, NB
Produced recordings (1982, 1984, 1988, 1993, 1996)
Recording "100 Strong" was produced with Winston and over 100 of his students
Winston and some of his students did a commercial for Wal-Mart
Launched annual Fiddlers' and Followers Weekend at Rainbow Valley, PEI (1991-2007)
Produced annual Super Fiddle Extravaganzas (1993-1998)
President and a founder of the NB Old Tyme Fiddle Orchestra, which promotes and preserves NB fiddling by providing opportunities to showcase and provide financial support to young fiddlers
Arranged 2 seasons of Fiddlin' shows for NB TV to highlight young fiddlers from all over NB (1998 & 1999)
Led fiddle orchestra at the Millennium Canada Day Festival Celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (2000) which draw a crowd of over 300,000
National Capital Commission's invitation to return again in 2001 saw the number of NB fiddlers, led by Winston, increase from 50 plus to over 70
Guest performer several times at the Comedy Barn, Pigeon Forge, TN
Opening Act at Orange Blossom Opry, Weirsdale, FL for Johnny Tillotson
Other Performances - Cruise ships in Saint John, NB; Sunshine Opry, Eustis, FL; Stella Parton's Hat House; Largo Community Center, FL Tourist Club & Founders' DayParade, Zephyrhills, FL; several senior parks throughout Central Florida

Discography

1982 - Dancer's Favourite
1984 - Fiddlin' With Variety
1988 - Taste Of Tradition
1993 - One Hundred Strong