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:
Scroll down to "Weekly Jam Sessions" for information on the weekly Fiddle Jams that are back-on as of September 14th. Both "Beginner Lessons" and the "Intermediate Level - Tune Workshop" are as well. There are important changes to note and an update as of Sept. 26, 2020 re: Intermediate Level Workshop dates.
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 Fiddle Championship.
Attend one of the great fiddle camps in Alberta!
We encourage fiddlers to attend one of the great fiddle camps in Alberta. Usually, contestants can go directly to Camp Calvin from the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship. This year however Camp Calvin was held in a 'virtual' on-line format. See www.campcalvin.ca for information. We eagerly hope we can get back into regular routines next year.
The Alberta Society of Fiddlers - Deer Valley Meadows Camp was cancelled due to Covid-19 issues. Held near Alix, Alberta you can enjoy another week of instruction, jams, dancing, concerts, great food, campfires & wonderful fellowship. Again, we hope the camp can proceed again in 2021.
Evening concerts which are held at both Camp Calvin and Deer Valley are open to spectators so you can listen or dance to more good old time fiddling.
2021 FIDDLE CONTEST
Our annual Grand North American Fiddle Championships will be held Saturday July 17, and Sunday July 18, 2021.
The format of the competition will be in-person at our new location in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta OR on-line via Facebook Live, depending on COVID restrictions.
WEEKLY JAM SESSIONS and WORKSHOPS
Those interested in Weekly Fiddle Jams and workshops please note:
The Monday night jam has resumed at Pleasantview Hall as usual (as of September 14th), but with restricted hours: 7:00-9:00 pm.
COVID protocols will be in place for each gathering, including face masks required to be worn in the hall. The North Glenora jam remains on hold.
Beginner lessons commenced Monday September 14 at Pleasantview Hall and will be held weekly from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Intermediate level Tune Workshops are starting up on Wednesday nights.
Venue is now the Fiddlers Roost. Doors open at 6:30. Covid protocols will be followed including suitable masks to be worn, and cleaning and sanitizing.
Dates for Wednesday night lessons are as follows:
October 7, 14, and 28**
November 4, 11, and 25**
December 2 and 9
** (Troy could be late on Oct. 28th and Nov. 25)
Note: All dates may be subject to change based on Troy's work schedule.
Call 780-962-8857 or text 587-784-6786 for more information.
Old Tyme Music - Open Mic (This event remains on hold until at least January, 2021 pending further AHS guidelines and directives from North Glenora Community League,)
Singing and Dancing
Contact Wayne Kirk at 780-722-9428
North Glenora Community Hall
13535 - 109A Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5M 3Z4
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