Fiddle Connections

Alberta Fiddle Groups

The Alberta Society of Fiddlers

A nonprofit organization whose members enjoy the music of the fiddle. Some of them are fiddlers, but all of them enjoy fiddle music and they are committed to passing on the traditions of fiddling to the generations to come.

The Society draws its membership from fiddlers and fiddle music fans from all parts of the Province of Alberta, and some points beyond. www.albertafiddlers.com

Prairie Mountain Fiddlers

A Calgary based fiddle group committed to the enjoyment of old time fiddle music, with weekly jams, an active public performance schedule and a very extensive online musical library. www.pmfiddlers.ca

Edmonton Fiddlers

Based in south-central Edmonton, with three levels of fiddle groups, the Gateway Fiddlers, Festival City Fiddlers and the Edmonton Fiddlers. A wide diversity of students from intermediate to advanced, ages 8-21, and drawn from the greater Edmonton region, participate in lessons and performances. www.facebook.com/EdmontonFiddlers/

Prairie West Fiddle Contest

Happening in June in the Camrose area, Alberta’s newest fiddle contest welcomes players from Western Canada and beyond to showcase their skills and compete for generous prizes. www.prairiewestfiddle.ca

Canadian Grand Masters

The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association believes in creating opportunities for as many people as possible to gain valuable experience and hone their skills at Canada's top fiddle contest, the Canadian Grand Masters (CGM). The winner of the Alberta Open class of our Grand North American Fiddle Contest is eligible for funding of travel costs and two nights' accommodation, if invited to attend the CGM the subsequent year. However, a contestant who wins the Alberta Open for a second consecutive year will not receive sponsorship funding. Instead, the funds will go to the runner up, if invited, to attend the CGM. Additionally, if one of our talented Alberta Junior players is invited to represent our province at the CGM, we will provide some financial support to assist them in fund raising to attend the Canadian Grand Masters. http://cgmfa-acgmv.ca

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