38th Annual Grand North American Fiddle Championship Contest
The Grand North American Fiddle Championship (GNA) is the annual fiddle contest held by the
Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association (WROTFA).
All the details are outlined on the GNA fiddle competition website https://www.wildrosefiddlers.org/fiddle-contest-gna/. We are in our 38th year, and this year, the contest will be held in the comfortable and air-conditioned Shell Theatre of the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, AB from July 15-17.
This contest has one of the richest prize payouts in North America, at over $16,000 in prizes and it attracts fiddlers from across Canada! There are categories for all fiddlers, from Novice (any age) and Junior Junior (9 and Under) up through Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Golden. There are also some specialty categories including Twin Fiddling, Traditional (fiddlers clogging the rhythm with their feet), and Novelty…The cream of the crop compete in the Championship class: a real treat for the ears!
(Note that the Alberta Open class has been retired, and in its place, WROTFA has set up a
Canadian Grand Masters Sponsorship Award. The three top Alberta fiddlers in the contest (as selected by our judges) will receive a share of this Sponsorship should they be invited to attend the Canadian Grand Masters the following year.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Fiddle competition / Award ceremony, 3 hosted kitchen parties/jam, Open Mic, Catered supper, Family dance, dry camping