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2011 Walnut Valley Mandolin Contest Winners

By Mandolin Cafe
September 17, 2011 - 11:45 am

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Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, Kansas

Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, Kansas

Winfield, Kans. — The winners of the 2011 National Mandolin Championships have been announced by Walnut Valley Festival organizers.

1st Place: Solly Burton
Sullivan, Indiana
Prize Instrument Selected: A Collings MF-Custom Mandolin by Collings Guitars

2nd Place: Peter Danzig
Salt Lake City, Utah
Prize Instrument Selected: A Weber F-Style Black Ice Model mandolin by Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments

3rd Place: Andrew Hatfield
Peoria, IL 61604
Prize Instrument Selected: Larrivee F-33 mandolin by Jean Larrivee Guitars

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is also the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

Additional information:
Festival web site


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September 17, 2011 07:50 PM
Sorry I had to miss the festival again this year, But real happy to hear Solly took first well deserved class act Mandolinist (awsome),Maybe next year I will see you all there!
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