HELLO, and WELCOME!

To the 34th Annual GRAND NORTH AMERICAN OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP. The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association are very excited and proud to extend a hearty welcome to all with the hope that you enjoy your time with us.

AGRICENTRE, RADWAY, ALBERTA -- HWY 28, Northeast of Edmonton

  • Friday, July 20

        1:00 – 3:00 pm: Registration for Junior Showcase

        3:00 – 5:30 pm: Junior Showcase

        5:30 – 7:00 pm: Registration for Contest

        7:00 – 11:00 pm: Open Jam / Dance, Order of play draw at 6:30 pm

               Dance donations to WROTFA Sponsorship Fund (funding for fiddle camps, etc.)

  • Saturday, July 21

        8:30 am: Contest Registration

        10:00 am: Contest Preliminaries start
        Specific classes will be completed during the day
        7:00 - 11:00 pm: Judges' Showcase and Dance Bands

  • Sunday, July 22

        8:30 am: Contest Registration

        10:00 am: Contest Preliminaries start
        Specific classes will be completed during the day

ADMISSION PRICES
All weekend:
July 20-22
Friday afternoon, Saturday & Sunday (inc. Friday afternoon Junior Showcase & Saturday Dance) Children 12 & under: Free
Per person: $40.00
2-Day Pass:
July 21-22
Saturday & Sunday
(inc. Saturday Dance)
Per person: $35.00
Friday, July 20 Junior Showcase: 3:00 - 5:30 pm Per person: $5.00
Open Jam / Dance: 7:00 - 11:00 pm Donation to WROTFA Fiddle Camp Sponsorship Fund
Day Pass:
Saturday, July 21
Contest starts at 10:00 am
(inc. Saturday Dance)
Per person: $20.00
Dance: 7:00 - 11:00 pm Per person: $15.00
Per family: $20.00
Day Pass:
Sunday, July 22
Contest starts at 10:00 am Per person: $15.00

NOTES:

  • No charge for Junior Showcase entrants.
  • No admission is charged to registered competitors.
  • Saturday dance music is provided by Judges' Showcase and Dance Bands.

You can register the night before or the morning of the Contest.

The Radway Agricultural Society will host the weekend Concession and the Buffet-style Supper on Saturday night. Buffet Tickets are available directly from the Radway Ag Society. The cost is $21.00 for the first 200 tickets sold at the concession or phone 780-736-3766 to reserve your ticket.

Find them on Facebook.

Lots of room for campers – Free camping but no hookups.
Accommodations – 10 to 45 minutes away.

Spread the word!!! Come on out and join in the fun on July 20th and stay for the whole weekend.

Contact Ken Clarke at 780-237-2706, wildrosefiddlers@gmail.com for more information.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE COMPETITORS!
Thank you to participants and audience and a special thank you to the volunteers.
TOGETHER,
We ensure the continued success, appreciation and promotion of
'OLD TIME FIDDLING'.

Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 20th
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Junior Showcase Registration at the door or email:
     wildrosefiddlers@gmail.com
3:00 – 5:30 pm: Junior Showcase
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Contest Registration
7:00 – 11:00 pm: Open Jam/Dance

NOTE: Time of events is dependent on the number of entries per category. Lunch and other breaks will be announced during the day.

SATURDAY, JULY 21st
8:30 am: Contest Registration
10:00 am: Preliminaries
     Junior Junior (9 & under)
     Junior (10-14)
     Youth (15-18)
     Twin Harmony Junior (18 & under)
     Senior (55-69)
     Golden (70 & over)
     Twin Harmony Senior (55 & over)
Finals: The Order Of Play is the same as for the Preliminaries
Grand Finale: all Competitors on stage
Award Presentation: following Finals
6:00/6:30 pm: Buffet-style Supper (time may vary)
     Tickets will be available during the day from the Radway Ag Society at the concession
7:00 – 11:00 pm: Judges' Showcase and Dance Bands

SUNDAY, JULY 22nd
8:30 am: Contest Registration
10:00 am: Preliminaries
     Intermediate (19-54)
     Advanced Intermediate (19-54)
     Alberta Open (any age)
     Twin Harmony Intermediate (19-54)
     Traditional (any age)
     Championship (any age)
Finals: The Order Of Play is the same as for the Preliminaries
Grand Finale: all Competitors on stage
Award Presentation: following Finals

Some Features

Junior Showcase - We start the weekend activities Friday afternoon by featuring young fiddlers' talents.

Practice Rooms: Two Practice Rooms and two keyboard house accompanists will be available. While one accompanist is playing with the contestants, the other will be available in a Practice Room. The accompanists will play alternating classes so that fiddlers will have the opportunity to practice with the house accompanist who will be available on stage for that class. As in previous years you can still have your own accompanist rather than using one of the house accompanists.

Intermediate classes (19-54) - There are two classes:

  • Intermediate: for the lesser experienced, and
  • Advanced Intermediate: for the more experienced who could, but do not wish to compete in the Championship Class.

Championship class - Order of Play for the final round is more flexible.

Alberta Open class - The competition rules are closely aligned with the
       Canadian Grand Masters competition rules.

Radway

Radway, a serene farming community, comes alive when the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship is in town. This is the seventh year that the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association has chosen the Radway Agricentre, an excellent facility in which to host the annual competitions.

MC & Judges

Master of Ceremonies – Randy Jones, Alberta

Junior Showcase Master of Ceremonies –
       Laurie Maetche, Alberta

Judge – Mark Sullivan, British Columbia

Judge – Patti Kusturok, Manitoba

Judge – Randy Foster, Ontario

Alternate Judge – John Calverley, Alberta

Accompanists – Blaine Lutwick, Alberta and
       Marlee Heesing, Alberta

Sound Technician – Dennis Thompson, Alberta

Watch website for additional information as it
becomes available.