Preserving

Currently the Washington Old Time Fiddlers maintains a library of tunes and field recordings of old time tunes passed down throughout the years.  This site will present these field recordings and transcripts as they become available.  Most of the tunes were recorded using older methods of recording and require considerable manipulation to make them presentable in this forum.

 

Check back often for new updates in the library.  As a member of WOTFA you can request an email notification whenever a new tune has been posted to the library.

Promoting

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association is dedicated to promoting old time fiddling and related arts.

Through our educational programs, open jam sessions, play outs, contests and shows, our dedicated volunteers are tirelessly promoting the old time traditions reflected in this music style.

Most of our districts have regular play outs at many of the assisted living facilities and rehab centers throughout Washington State.  Many of the residents of these facilities grew up on this type of music.  It always brings a smile to their faces and a warm feeling in their hearts to hear this music again.

Perpetuating

Each year, for the past 30 + years, members of WOTFA  gather in Central Washington for our Annual Workshop & Convention. 

The workshop, some like to call it “Fiddle Camp”, is a week long event, providing instructional workshops in fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and bass.  There are a multitude of mini workshops held in the evenings as well.  Our workshop is renowned in the fiddle community as one of the best in the country.  Members from all over the United States and Canada, gather to enjoy this annual event.