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:


Click this to watch a short YouTube video overview of the Wild Rose Old Time Fiddlers and what we are all about.

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.

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

----->>   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.
July 2, 2024  update:

1) At Kingsway Legion, The WROTFA Fiddlers will be AT THE LEGION on the FIRST and THIRD THURSDAYS of each month  EXCEPT FOR AUGUST.
Click this link for the Kingsway Legion Old Tyme Fiddlers schedule   for July through August 2024 or this link to go directly to Kingsway Legion Website.

2) If you're wanting to learn some new fiddle tunes, or just listen to some fine fiddling, check out the YouTube channel of Troy Gates.
Troy is our Intermediate Fiddle Class instructor and he posts tunes the intermediate class is working on  AND MORE.

3) Check out our website pages for information on the 2024 Grand North American Fiddle Contest in Fort Saskatchewan. Hope to see you there.

4)  Winners of the Grand North American Fiddle contest held the July 13-16th, 2023 weekend are posted on the Winners drop down under  Fiddle Contest GNA Heading on the menu bar above.

We welcome members of all levels of skill to join us anytime at our circle Jam in an inclusive and encouraging environment .

*  *  *  *  *  *  *

Looking for a Fiddle Instructor

Click this  link to take you to our
current list of instructors
(Link will open in new window)



The 39th Annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship was held  July 13-16, 2023.   Always the third weekend of July, the next one (40th annual)  will be
                  July 18th to 21st,  2024.


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.


Monday Evenings:
In person jams continue every Monday night.

Acoustic instrumental - Old Tyme Fiddle Jam
Contact Ray Troppmann at PH # 780-982-0790

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

Thursday Evenings:

Old Tyme Music - Open Mic -  Location is the Kingsway Legion.  Doors open at 5:00.   Music and dancing starts at 6:15 pm and goes til 10:30 pm.

Kingsway Legion,   14339 - 50 Street,   NW, Edmonton, AB
Every second Thursday, starting September 1, 2022
Old Tyme Fiddle Music, singing and dancing
Contact Craig Repchuk - WROTFA Music Director Kingsway - 780-918-4784


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

The competition will be held at the Dow Centennial Centre in
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta from Thursday July 18 to Sunday July 21, 2024.
Click on the 'More Information' button to find out more.


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   780-267-9333


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Copyright © 2020 by Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. View Our Privacy Policy.