To have talent to make music is a joy! To make music with a sense of tradition and community is an even greater joy for both artist, and audience alike.
It’s that joy that’s made Bobcaygeon Olde Tymers one of the most popular musical groups in the Kawarthas, and Central Ontario.
Bobcaygeon Olde Tymers is a group of seniors who have loved, and played music all their lives. Collectively, these eight musicians represent over 400 years of musical experience and they take pride in their dedication to performing and preserving old-time fiddle music. The music, and the style without doubt has an energizing effect because these ‘mature’ musicians average close to 100 dates each year – performing at hospitals, nursing and senior’s homes, as well as dances, fairs and countless community functions; in other words, wherever a toe is willing to tap.
Bobcaygeon Olde Tymers are frequent, and welcome performers at The Seniors Jubilee held every year at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. In 2003, the group received a recognition award from the Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce honouring their dedication to community.
From Bobcaygeon to Bowmanville, Peterborough to Port Hope, Lindsay to Lakefield, wherever people gather to enjoy old-time fiddle music, the Bobcaygeon Olde Tymers have been there.