The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association came into existence as a registered non-profit organization in November 1989. A group of fiddlers and musicians saw the need to formalize their regular gatherings into an association in order to promote old time fiddle music through fiddle contests, dances and other special events. The goal has remained the same over the years:
The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association exists to encourage, foster and develop an appreciation of Old Tyme Fiddle Music in a spirit of friendship, and to preserve this musical heritage for our generation and for future generations to enjoy.
We maintain an artistic community for our members and the public through several key activities: our weekly jam circles, our lessons and workshops, our sponsorship of young people to old time music camps, our gigs in the community, and our annual fiddle contest- the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship.
----->> Hey CLUB MEMBERS <<----- For your convenience, this section will be used to highlight key items and/or to point you to recent posts of information updates.
January 9, 2022 updates - starting with Happy New Year all.
1) With recent Covid activity , for the safety of our members, the board has decided to NOT return to in person music jams at Pleasantview Hall for now. Current plan will be to resume In-person Monday nights jams in February. NOTE: When in-person meetings resume, Covid protocols will be observed including wearing a mask, and confirming vaccination status before attendance is allowed.
2) There will be NO CLASSES on January 24th. The General Meeting will be held via Zoom ) from 7pm to 8pm. *** All members are welcome *** to attend. Following the general meeting, plan is to have an on-line jam circle jam, hosted by Troy Gates. This will run from approximately 8pm to 9pm.
3) Other than January 24th, there will be Online Zoom Lessons for the month of January for our Beginner and Novice Intermediate. Donna and Jarred will instruct their students online.
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Step Dance Workshop and Fiddle Fest
Next Session pending scheduling be formalized.
Always wanted to try stepdancing?
Love dancing to old time fiddle dance tunes?
Want to hear some up and coming junior fiddlers in our community?
2022 FIDDLE CONTEST
The 38th Annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship will be held the weekend of July 16 and 17, 2022.
FIRESIDE CHAT WORKSHOP
How to Prepare for a Fiddle Contest - Now available for viewing!
Members and non-members were invited to join us for a "Fireside Chat" workshop on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The replay is available for viewing on YouTube. Mark Sullivan was Moderator and it featured an amazing lineup of All Star Fiddlers such as Patti Kusturok, Calvin Vollrath, JJ Guy, Louis Schryer and others as panelists.
WEEKLY JAM SESSIONS and WORKSHOPS
In person jams have been cancelled for now. Plan is to recommence them in February 2022.
See note above under "Hey CLUB MEMBERS" near top of this page regarding Covid protocols
Acoustic instrumental - Old Tyme Fiddle Jam
Contact Terry Ruddy at 780-244-4861
Pleasantview Community Hall
10860 - 57 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 0Y8
Old Tyme Music - Open Mic - The Open Mic on Thursday nights at North Glenora has been discontinued. Join us in our new format every second Thursday through the summer at the Kingsway Legion starting July 8, 2021. Music starts at 6:30 pm.)
Kingsway Legion, 14339 - 50 Street, NW, Edmonton, AB
Every second Thursday,
September 30, October 14 and 28, and November 25.
Old Tyme Fiddle Music, singing and dancing
Contact Wayne Kirk at 780-722-9428
GRAND NORTH AMERICAN
OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP
OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP
Participate in one of the richest contest payouts in Canada, happening the 3rd weekend of July every year!
COVID -19 UPDATE