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Competition brings fiddles, blue grass to West Valley city

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Nov 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-08 23:40:37-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- You don't often hear blue grass on the radio anymore, but the people who play it are trying to keep the sound alive.

Saturday, the Utah Old-Time Fiddlers put on a fiddle and bluegrass music competition in West Valley City.

The contest showcases some of the best local string players, while keeping tabs on up and coming talent.

“It's folk music, it's been passed down for hundreds of years," contest chair June Crosby said. "And people get away from the sheet music and play it from the heart."

The best musicians win cash prizes and ribbons; everyone else is just there to have a toe-tapping good time. See the video above for a sampling of the talent on display.