Paul Lemelin, from Sudbury, Ontario, has been playing the fiddle since the age of 4 and has been competing at various contests since the age of 8. Paul has won a number of competitions including first place in the Open category in Richmond, Ontario, and Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, and has made top 5 at the Pembroke Fiddle and Stepdance Contest numerous times. The highlight of Paul’s career came in 2006 when he was invited to compete at the Canadian Grand Masters. Paul has received the honour of being invited to compete again in 2010, 2011, 2012 and most recently in 2013, when he earned a 4th place finish. Recently Paul has been playing with various Bluegrass bands such as “The Rivets”, “Honey Grass”, “The Canucky Bluegrass Boys”, “The Roadmasters”, and is now part of a group called “Nickel Wound”. Although new to the style, Paul is quickly becoming a sought out “Bluegrasser” playing Fiddle and Mandolin. He enjoys teaching the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and piano as well as being a father of 3 young boys and a young daughter. Paul is also President of the Fiddleworks/Violon à l’œuvre Fiddle and Step Dance Competition committee in Chelmsford, Ontario. Paul previously taught at AlgomaTrad 2008 and we are looking forward to having him and his family back again.