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.
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May 2022 update
1) Check out this special event- "Spring Sing" with the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers and the Festival Singers. SATURDAY EVENING: May 14th.
Details at the Festival Singers website: Link to Festival Singers Website
and the following day, here's some more fun to join in:
2) Music and Dancing at Fiddle Fest - Sunday, May 15, at the Kingsway Legion: 14339 - 50 Street. Put some spring in your step with some Step Dancing lessons Sunday morning, then enjoy fiddle music and dancing in the afternoon.
This poster has the details, but click on this link to see a more readable copy >>
3) WROTFA in person activities have resumed at Pleasantview Hall. With relaxation of Covid protocols, wearing of masks, and vaccine status checks are no longer required. You are free to continue to wear masks if that is your preference.
What are things going to be like?
> Regular circle jam in the main hall from 7-10pm with refreshments/break from 8:00-8:30pm.
> Group lessons for both Adult Beginners and Novice Intermediates are each starting a new session March 28, 2022.
To get the details, check out the Fiddle Classes page by clicking here.
We welcome members of all levels of skill to join us anytime at our circle Jam in an inclusive and encouraging environment .
If you are unable to attend your lesson “in-person” due to isolation requirements, please discuss directly with your teacher to see what options would be available to you for learning.
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Step Dance Workshop and Fiddle Fest
Next Session :
Sunday May 15th,
for the next in this great series.
Always wanted to try step-dancing?
Love dancing to old time fiddle dance tunes?
Want to hear some up and coming junior fiddlers in our community?
Check out our Special Events page for more info.
2022 FIDDLE CONTEST
The 38th Annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship will run from July 14-17, 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
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.
Location is the Kingsway Legion. 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!