Bad to the Bow

Bad to the Bow Youth fiddle ensemble ran until June 2021, when the group name was retired. Group members have now joined with the Coast String Fiddlers youth ensemble.

Where traditional and contemporary folk meet – Bad to the Bow played a fusion of world music styles. Whether they are taking a very traditional Celtic tune and applying cutting-edge contemporary string playing techniques and Afro-Cuban rhythms to accompany it, or trying out a new or experimental tune with modern composers writing for the fiddle, Bad to the Bow danced the line between digging into the roots of the instrument and branching out to explore the sounds of the future.