About Us

altBritish Columbia Old Time Fiddlers’ Association Welcomes You!

The British Columbia Old Time Fiddlers’ Association was formed over 40 years ago to promote and encourage old time music, to foster connections among the fiddling communities throughout BC as well as Canada, and to encourage young people to take up fiddling and violin playing.  Members also play all kinds of other instruments or they may simply love the music and enjoying dancing.  The BCOTFA comprises several Branches in the Province, each managed by Branch Directors and each responsible for organizing their own local events, jams, contests, and gigs.  Every year there is an opportunity for all members to gather together for the Annual General Meeting, usually held in conjunction with a provincial contest. 
This is a new website so we would welcome feedback on it.  Do check out the events listings and feel free to join us!  You’ll be happy you did because you will make music and great friends.

Becoming a Member

If you are interested in forming a new fiddle branch in your local area, please contact a member of the Provincial Executive.  Their contact information is on the About Us Page.
If you are interested in joining a local fiddle branch, please contact the applicable fiddle club in your area or email us below.  Their contact information can be found under the Fiddle Branch page.

Branch #1 – Prince George                                    Branch #3 – Quesnel

Branch #4 – Central Fraser Valley                        Branch #5 – Surrey

Branch #7 – Kelowna                                             Branch #8 – Merritt

Branch #9 – Kootenay

Branch #11 – Coombs Vancouver Island           Branch #12 – Kamloops

Branch #17 – North Island Vancouver Island   Branch #18 – Comox Valley Vancouver Island

Branch #19 – Alberni Valley Vancouver Island