ABOUT US

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 Fiddle Championship.

Check out our events to see how you can be involved, or contact us for further information.

Attend one of the great fiddle camps in Alberta!

We encourage contestants to attend one of the great fiddle camps in Alberta - you can go directly to Camp Calvin from the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship on the weekend of July 17 - 19, 2020 in Fort Saskatchewan.

CAMP CALVIN takes place from July 19 to 23 and the Camp Calvin schedule accommodates your participation in the fiddle contest without missing anything of Camp Calvin located in St. Paul, Alberta (a short 1 ½ hours drive away).

Then August 16 - 21, 2020 there is the Alberta Society of Fiddlers Deer Valley Meadows Camp near Alix, Alberta where you can enjoy another week of instruction, jams, dancing, concerts, great food, campfires & wonderful fellowship.

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.

2020 FIDDLE CONTEST

Due to the Covid 19 situation, the 2020 edition of the Grand North American Fiddle Championship will be held live, ON-LINE!

Where: Facebook Live
When: Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2020
Judges: Calvin Vollrath, Mark Sullivan, Patti Kusturok

In July 2021, the contest will be held at our new location in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

Information on Some Future Events

  • Camp Calvin 2020 is going virtual - for more information or to register visit  www.campcalvin.ca  Phone 780-645-0207; email:  campcalvin@gmail.com
  • The ASF Fiddle Camp has been cancelled

WEEKLY JAM SESSIONS

Both jams are cancelled at present due to COVID 19 prevention protocols.

Monday Evenings:

Acoustic instrumental - Old Tyme Fiddle Jam
Contact Terry Ruddy at 780-244-4861

Pleasantview Community Hall
10860 - 57 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 0Y8

Thursday Evenings:

Old Tyme Music - Open Mic
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

Participate in one of the richest contest payouts in Canada, happening the 3rd weekend of July every year!

COVID -19  UPDATE

Due to the Covid 19 situation, the 2020 edition of the Grand North American Fiddle Championship will be held live, ON-LINE!

Where: Facebook Live

When:  Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2020

Judges:  Calvin Vollrath, Mark Sullivan, Patti Kusturok

GET IN TOUCH

Are you looking for a fiddle player or a group?
Listen and tap your feet to some old-time music or dance your way across the floor. Call us to book a time!

PHONE   780-471-5303

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