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:
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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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December 31, 2023 update Season's Greetings everyone. Wishing you all many blessings and lots of great fiddling.
1) IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be NO FIDDLE JAMS, nor FIDDLE CLASSES at Pleasantview Hall on Monday December 25 and Monday January 1st. JAMS and FIDDLE CLASSES will resume Monday January 8, 2024.
2) CHANGE happening at Kingsway Legion. Starting in January 2024, The WROTFA Fiddlers will be AT THE LEGION on the FIRST and THIRD THURSDAYS of each month.
Click this link for the UPDATED Kingsway Legion Old Tyme Fiddlers schedule for November through March 21, 2024
3) Winners of the Grand North American Fiddle contest held the July 13-16th weekend are posted on the Winners drop down under Fiddle Contest GNA Heading above.
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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2024 FIDDLE CONTEST
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.
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 - 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
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!