About Us

The Coast String Fiddlers Association (CSFA) is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia. 

The purposes of the Society are:

  • to promote the learning, understanding and appreciation of traditional fiddle music;
  • to give group instruction on the fiddle with particular emphasis on learning by ear;
  • to raise funds in support of the activities and development of the Coast String Fiddlers Association.

The CSFA is the umbrella association for two youth fiddle groups:

  • The Coast String Fiddlers
  • Bad to the Bow

The Coast String Fiddlers performance group was founded in 1993 by Michelle Bruce. In 2000 the Coast String Fiddlers Association was registered as an official non-profit society in British Columbia. In 2007 Bad to the Bow emerged as a separate performing group from the Coast String Fiddlers under the musical direction of Chelsea Sleep. 

CSFA Membership: All group musicians are required to become members of the CSFA. Youth performers pay a one-time membership fee ($10) which is valid until they turn 19.  At least one legal guardian per minor participant must hold a CSFA annual adult membership which provides voting privileges ($10 annually); more memberships are welcome!

Photo: Linda Sabiston – First Impression Photos

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia