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Fiddelium (pronounced “fid-DELL-ium”) a small group of young musicians who perform in and around Nanaimo at many events such as festivals, private gatherings, markets, and community celebrations. The music we play is mostly traditional fiddle music, but with an interesting twist. Our arrangements are groovy and high-energy, and are created especially for us by our directors Geoff and Trish Horrocks.
In May of 2017 Fiddelium presented our first annual concert at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre, which was an enormous success. Hosted by Rick Scott, the concert showcased a wide variety of musical styles and sounds against a backdrop of original artwork by Alex Peck-Whyte. You can watch some footage from that concert here. This amazing community celebration will be an annual event each May, so be sure to watch for updates and be sure to get your tickets early!
Fiddelium embarked on a very successful tour of Vancouver Island in the spring of 2016, performing to sold-out venues in Port Alberni, Courtenay, and Victoria. In July 2015, we were the featured soloist with the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra for the centennial celebrations of the City of Courtenay. We also appeared at the 2015 Father’s Day Ceilidh in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria. Other notable appearances include: the CDC Telethon (2017, 2015 and 2014); Nanaimo Children’s BookFest (2017, 2016, and 2015); Lantzville Minetown Days (2017, 2014); the Nanaimo Sings Festival (2015); Bel Canto Choir’s 2015 Christmas concert series; and Festival Nanaimo (2016).
Check out our videos on YouTube, catch up on our most recent Tweets, or look at the calendar to see when we are performing next. You can also see some of the great group photos taken by Kelli Etheridge of Etheridge Photographic!
If you’re interested in playing any of the arrangements we perform, please visit Cross Canada Fiddle.
Please send us an email if you are interested in having us perform at your next event!
Thanks for visiting.
“My friends and family were blown away by the concert and also commented on how well it was put together and run.” – Peggy, Nanaimo
“Thank you Fiddelium for bringing your performance tonight to Merville Hall. Your musicianship and stage show were marvelous. I look forward to seeing you all perform again. Wow! I’m at a loss for words. Bravo. One encore was not enough…. Thanks for sharing your talent and the fruits of your hard work.” – Dave, Comox Valley
“I took in the Fiddelium concert last night and was blown away with their performance. They are all superb musicians with good stage presence.” – Bob, Nanaimo
“Kudos and huge appreciations to both of you for the amazing performance at the Port Theatre. It was the fiddle event of the decade!…. and right here in Nanaimo. It was a beautiful, emotional concert and the folks sitting in our area were wiping away tears and had murmurs of awe throughout the concert. There sure was a lot of talent on that stage. Hope you can bask in the glow of what you pulled off. Incredible.” – Cindy, Nanaimo
“Thank you for the spectacular show– all the details, the arrangements, the choreography. So fun to be in the audience and to listen to the kids we know be a part of something so beautiful.” – Nicole, Nanaimo