ABOUT THE BOW VALLEY FIDDLERS
Since the formation of The Bow Valley Fiddlers in 1991, this highly skilled group of amateur musicians, ranging from 7 to 18 years of age, has entertained hundreds of people in and around the Calgary area. The Bow Valley Fiddlers are a division of The Calgary Fiddlers Association, a non-profit organization whose mandate is the promotion and preservation of all forms of fiddling, with particular emphasis on Canadian styles.
The association puts particular focus on achieving this goal by providing a performance format for young music students interested in the art of folk fiddling. This young group of fiddlers acts as understudies for the world renowned Calgary Fiddlers, and can perform up to 1 hour of music. Keyboard, mandolin, bodhran, flute and spoons are just a few of the instruments that accompany this fiddle group. The Bow Valleys, under the artistic direction of Donna Turk, also have a large Christmas repertoire, and have performed for events such as the Discover Devonian Series, the Southern AB Pioneers AGM, The Alberta Teachers Association Convention, The Hope Foundation, The City TV and many more.
The Bow Valley Fiddlers hold open auditions in June and September each year. Auditions are done in a non-stressful, relaxing manner and help our instructors to place the students in the appropriate fiddle group based on technical violin level and age of performer.
BVF Audition Info
CFA Audition Form