2017 Fiddle Workshop July 10 – 14 Selkirk College

Our 2017 Fiddle Workshop is to be held this summer from July 11th to the 16th at Selkirk College in Castlegar B C. Registration is through Selkirk College. This will be the 16th year that the Old Time Fiddlers have sponsored this event and thanks to community sponsors and many hard working  volunteers it has been very successful ,  growing each year. Last year we had 85 people attending. We have all skill levels from those who have literally never held a fiddle before to the advanced players who have played for many years . We also have a wide range of age groups. We tend to keep age groups and skill levels together.
There are classes for fiddle, guitar and piano as well as a variety of workshops on various related topics such as stepdancing, harmony, vocals and what to play when you don’t know the tune. These workshops change every year but are always well worth taking.  There are also evening events such as a family friendly  Old Time Dance, jam sessions, student concert and instructors concert. The music is based around East Coast Old Time Fiddling. Our main instructor Gordon Stobbe is  from the East Coast is considered a master fiddler and is a repeat instructor at numerous workshops.  Gord always teams up with more first rate instructors for the workshop. For lodging there are dorm rooms available through the college, several local camp grounds and many hotels. For lunches it’s a five minute drive to downtown restaurants and the college also has a cafeteria.

Who are the Kootenay Fiddlers ?

We are the Kootenay #9 branch of the B.C. Old Time Fiddlers. Formed in Castlegar in 1981, we are a non-profit organization with members from all around the Kootenays, and our motto is “To Promote Fiddling”. We want to particularly focus on young folks so that old time fiddling will carry on through the years.

Our members now play at community events, private functions and care  homes in the Castlegar, Trail and Nelson areas as well as having jam sessions once a week.




 You can book us to entertain your guests or audience. We love to play at community events, private parties, seniors’ homes, and at very reasonable rates.

For bookings please email info@kootenayfiddlers.com


Website updated March 30, 2017