Valley Youth Fiddlers

Party Time

Posted on June 24, 2022

Here are the party details.

When - Thursday June 30th 3-?

Where - Driftwood/Glenwood Hall, 13804 Telkwa High Road, Smithers, BC


  • 3-5 casual workshop to learn jam tunes and a very short practice for midsummer
  • 5:30 Potluck Setup
  • 6:00 Potluck Supper
  • 7:00 - ? Dance and Jam

See the Facebook Event for more info or to RSVP

25th Anniversary Party

Posted on June 14, 2022


Are you coming? We need to know.

As you know its VYF's 25th Anniversary this year. You may also know we are taking over Smithers Midsummer Music Festival with performances by some of our mentors, VYF, and some jam sessions.

Did you also know we are hosting a big party the Thursday before Midsummer? That's right! It's going to be at Glenwood/Driftwood Hall. There will be some informal workshops in the afternoon to learn jam tunes, a big potluck dinner, cake, and then an evening social and jam. Any fiddler past or present and their families are welcome to attend.

In order to plan though we need to know roughly how many people are coming. If you have any inkling of coming, we would love it if you could fill out this 2 question survey for us. Follow the link but it's basically how likely are you to come and how many people.

Thanks and we really hope to see you there.

Midsummer/Party planners extraordinaire - Phil, Dawn, LJ

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Clear Day Fly Away - Live in Person

Posted on May 20, 2022

We are back on stage for the first time in a long, long time. Super excited to be getting ready for our production of Clear Day Fly Away. Friday May 27 at 7 pm in the Della Herman Theatre in Smithers. Get your tickets now.

$10 at Mountain Eagle Books, Interior Stationary or the door.

“The Rose” – Official Release

Posted on December 22, 2021

Just in time for Christmas!

The Valley Youth Fiddlers are happy to announce the release of our latest work; The Rose. Currently it is released on BandCamp as a pay what you like release (by donation). We hope to have it available on spotify and itunes soon. Update we are live on Spotify now too.

The Rose is about maintaining community during a pandemic.

It is the result of a tremendous amount of work by many people in the Valley Youth Fiddlers, and is especially exceptional in that the learning, the practicing, the rehearsing, and ultimately the live recording happened in the very thick of the COVID pandemic. When our society was severely curtailed, the VYF was able to safely continue creating music in community, and this is the result.

A great deal of the credit for this wonderful achievement goes to the VYF Musical Director, Leslie-Jean Macmillan, who’s leadership, passion and can-do approach to life carried the VYF successfully through our 2020/2021 season. This recording was brilliantly co-directed by Tirion Lloyd-Grice and Jake Jenne, original VYF members and now mentors.

We are also very grateful for the stories that continue to flow from the notebook of Patrick Williston onto the musical pages of our community.

Recorded by Old Highway Music Studios and co-mixed by Jordy Walker.

This recording was supported by copious amounts of covid safe snack-time treats, silly hats, fantastic costumes, a whole lot of balloons, and incredible mentors encouraging us from all over Canada.