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District 5 Presents Jane Landstra

10/27/2018 Jane Landstra is a folk-Celtic-Nordic composer and musician. She performs and teaches fiddle, voice and dance in many folk dialects and served as artistic director for numerous west coast...

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From the President of WOTFA

09/15/2018 It is hard to believe that 2018 is already winding down.  With the year coming to an end, it is time, once again, to focus on the new year looming ahead of us. It is hard to believe that...

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WOTFA 2018 Fiddle Camp Is a Major Success

07/22/2018 The 2018 WOTFA Fiddle Camp was a major success thanks to the hard work and dedication of Corrine Judd and Tyler Hagood.  A special thank you goes out to all the hardworking volunteers that...

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  • Bill Crabtree posted an update , 6 days ago

    Check out the Tunes Archive. A collection of fiddle tunes from past Evergreen Fiddler Tune of the Month. More to come. Still working on some of the display issues. But check back often. This will continue to grow.

Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Sun
2018
2:00 pm District 8 Meeting & Jam @ Mid County Community Center
District 8 Meeting & Jam @ Mid County Community Center
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New format: Doors open at 2 pm. Business meeting from 2:30 pm until 3:00 pm followed by jamming and finger food. Meetings are held September through April. No meetings May – August.
Nov
19
Mon
2018
5:30 pm District 8 Dance Band Practice @ Mid County Community Center
District 8 Dance Band Practice @ Mid County Community Center
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dance Band Practice If you are interested in playing with the D8 Dance Band, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays 5:30-7:30PM at the Mid County Community Center above. We will play contradance, square[...]
Nov
24
Sat
2018
9:30 am District 15 Meeting & Jam @ Tri-Area Community Center
District 15 Meeting & Jam @ Tri-Area Community Center
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Set up and open jamming begin at 9:30 am. Member performances from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Schedule changes in the summer and December. See our website at http://www.wotfa.org/d15 for up-to-date info.  
10:00 am District 9 Meeting & Jam @ Adna Grange
District 9 Meeting & Jam @ Adna Grange
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Short meeting in the Grange main hall followed by jam session. Grange will have a baked potatoe lunch 11:30 – 1:30 – $7.00
Nov
25
Sun
2018
1:30 pm District 3 Meeting & Jam @ Calvary Crossroads Church
District 3 Meeting & Jam @ Calvary Crossroads Church
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
4th Sundays; no meetings June, July, August . NOTE: the December meeting is the 3rd Sunday.
Nov
27
Tue
2018
10:00 am Brookdale Senior Living @ Brookdale Allenmore Senior Living
Brookdale Senior Living @ Brookdale Allenmore Senior Living
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am
This play out occurs on the 4th Thursday  at 10:00.  Contact/organizer is Ron Duncan. There are two facilities:  Assisted Living on the left and Independent Living on the right.
Dec
3
Mon
2018
5:30 pm District 8 Dance Band Practice @ Mid County Community Center
District 8 Dance Band Practice @ Mid County Community Center
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dance Band Practice If you are interested in playing with the D8 Dance Band, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays 5:30-7:30PM at the Mid County Community Center above. We will play contradance, square[...]
6:45 pm Regency Rehab Ctr @ Puyallup Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Prestige Care
Regency Rehab Ctr @ Puyallup Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Prestige Care
Dec 3 @ 6:45 pm
This play out occurs on the 4th Monday  at 6:45PM.  Contact/organizer is Denise Jennings.
Dec
4
Tue
2018
10:30 am Heartwood Care Ctr @ Heartwood Extended Health Care
Heartwood Care Ctr @ Heartwood Extended Health Care
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am
This play out occurs every 1st Tuesday.  Contact/organizer is Dale Olsen.

Education

Contests

  • National Old Time Fiddler’s Contest and Festival

    The National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest is an old-time music competition, festival, and musical gathering in the western United States, held annually during the third full week in June in Weiser, Idaho, about fifty miles (80 km) northwest of Boise.

    Within the fiddling community, it is often referred to simply as “Weiser,” and the contest draws musicians from across the country.

    Nearly 7,000 attend for the week and almost 350 fiddlers compete in eight divisions. In addition to the contest there are workshops, performances, a battle of the bands, a parade and a carnival. The contest is held at Weiser High School: the competition is held in the gymnasium, and most of the contestants camp in the school’s sports fields.

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  • Washington State Fiddle Championship

    Open to all states and held at the Clark County Fair. Certified winners (Age Divisions) will be top placers from Washington. Presented by District 10 with added support from many districts throughout the State. Expert judges and guitar backup, great prizes and fun for all!

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  • Fiddlers on the Peak Fiddle Contest

    Named the Fiddlers on the Peak contest for its original location near the 49 North Ski resort near Chewelah, the contest has grown each year .  Players from the Spokane area and Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana participate in our contest

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  • 50th Annual Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest

    Started in 1969, Spokane’s Annual Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest has been host to a variety of ages and talents. One of the largest competitions in the area, you will hear fiddlers from WA, OR, ID, MT, ND, SD, Canada and more.

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Website Features

  • Evergreen Fiddler Online

    The Evergreen Fiddler is WOTFA’s official newsletter and will now be available online to our membership.

    Members can elect to receive the newsletter in the mail as always, or via email.

  • Forums

    The WOTFA forums focus on discussions around old time fiddling and related arts.

    Members can post discussions and topics, ask questions, or just browse the articles.

    We encourage members to participate in the forums and provide content.

    Join the Discussion
  • On line Lessons

    As as member of WOTFA you will have access to our Tunes and Lessons Library.

    Lessons are posted by members and are free to our membership.

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Publications Available on Amazon $14.95 USD

  • Roses in Winter

    The fiddlers recorded for this production taught at a series of workshops produced by District 8, Pierce County, of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association, from fall of 2001 to the spring of 2003.

    By Brid Nowlan & Stuart Williams

    With photographs by Doug Plummer.

    Tune transcriptions by Gene Silberberg and Stuart Williams.

    includes CD.

    $14.95 Buy it here