The Orchestra began in Vancouver, BC in 1990 when accordion player lan Price met fiddler Tom Scott. Ian had led the Schiehallion Scottish Country Dance Band for 13 years while Tom had organized a group of fiddle players keenly interested in playing Scottish music. Together, they saw an opportunity to continue the tradition of live dance music for Scottish country dancers and at the same time provide a collective performing outlet for musicians with a desire to develop their skills in a traditional genre. The Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra was the result.
The Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra combines traditional and contemporary approaches to Scottish music. The Orchestra has played for dance groups in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island and in Western Washington. Although the emphasis is on dance music, the Orchestra also performs in events and facility centres.
We have accumulated over 600 tunes in our Tunes Library and over 400 dances in our Dance Library.