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.
Check out our events to see how you can be involved, or contact us for further information.
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January 31, 2023 update
1) THANK YOU to those able to attend the General Meeting held Monday January 30th.
2) Click this link for the: Kingsway Legion Old Tyme Fiddlers schedule for January through April 2023
3) Things are coming together for the 2023 Grand North American Fiddle Contest in Fort Saskatchewan. The "Fiddle Contest GNA" label on the menu bar above, has a drop-down menu with the various aspects of the contest. Start your engines, I mean fiddles -- get your 3 songs picked out, and start practicing.
4) Reminder, we once again have a Social Director. Sara Norquay has taken on the role and can be contacted via email at WROTFAsocial@gmail.com
5) WROTFA in person activities continue 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.
We welcome members of all levels of skill to join us anytime at our circle Jam in an inclusive and encouraging environment .
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Step Dance Workshop and Fiddle Fest
No Step Dance Workshops or Fiddle Fests currently scheduled.
2023 FIDDLE CONTEST
The 38th Annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship was held July 14-17, 2022. Always the third weekend of July, the next one will be July 13-16th 2023.
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 continue every Monday night.
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 - Location is the Kingsway Legion. Doors open at 5:30. Music and dancing starts at 6:30 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
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!
The competition will be held at the Dow Centennial Centre in
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta from Thursday July 13 to Sunday July 16, 2023.
Click on the 'More Information' button to find out more.
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!
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