Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers participate in a workshop with noted Canadian fiddler Gordon Stobbe last summer.

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers participate in a workshop with noted Canadian fiddler Gordon Stobbe last summer.

Youth fiddlers open for The Fretless Saturday

The Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers is excited to be opening for the popular Canadian fiddle group The Fretless Friday evening

The Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers is excited to be opening for the popular Canadian fiddle group The Fretless tomorrow evening, says event spokesperson Angela Manning.

“The kids will be learning a song to represent British Columbia,” Manning says. “It will be the final work for their project, The Fiddle History of Canada.”

The group will also play various songs from the program that was created by renowned Canadian fiddler Don Stobbe who has visited and hosted fiddle workshops with the Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers several times during the past year or so.

The music taught in the Fiddle History program tells a story of the first fiddle coming to Canada, it’s travel across the country, and the music that has inspired dance and tradition.

The youth fiddlers are participating in a workshop with The Fretless today and tomorrow which will finish up with the public concert Saturday evening, Feb. 22 at St. Andrews United Church starting at 7 p.m.

The Fretless is a string group whose unique approach to folk music is gaining high acclaim around the world.

This group is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements.

With the release of their debut album Waterbound in early 2012, which features their fresh styles, compositions, as well as collaborations with singers Ruth Moody and Norah Rendell, the quartet grabbed the attention of critics and fans across many genres.