Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Mike Auldridge Instrumental Composition Contest from the DC Bluegrass Union (DCBU).

First place went to Chapel Hill Deer Stalk by George Jackson. A New Zealand native, now based in Nashville, Jackson is a contemporary old-time fiddler, and one of the Bluegrass Country Showcase artists at the 2019 IBMA World of Bluegrass.

Daisy Kerr, second-place winner for her tune Remy’s Breakdown, is a product of the California Bluegrass Association Youth Program, and an accomplished guitarist at age 14.

The third place tune was Der Belsnickel by Patrick McAvinue, Baltimore native and 2017 IBMA Fiddler of the Year.  The song is on McAvinue’s album Perfect Fit.

There’s a link to the winning tunes here.