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Fiddlin’ Trailer

30th October 2019

Since 1935, Galax has hosted the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention, attracting adults and children of all ages from across the globe to compete in old-time fiddle-playing, Dobro, banjo, guitar, autoharp, folk song and dance categories.

Fiddlin’, from sister filmmaker duo Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic, marks their return to their Appalachian roots to capture the sights and sounds of the Old Fiddler’s Convention. Local musicians including Dori Freeman, Martha Spencer, Presley Barker, Wayne Henderson and others are featured throughout the film.

Read our review of the documentary here.


Fiddlin' is a foot-stomping celebration of true Americana and artistic expression. This hopeful, inspiring documentary shines a light on what is best about America.

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