Vancouver Island – Alberni Valley

altBranch #19 Port Alberni Old Time Fiddlers

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The Alberni Valley, Salmon Capitol of the World and gateway to the West Coast of Canada, is located 193 km north of Victoria, BC. Port Alberni, population 18,000, is nestled within the majestic Vancouver Island Mountain range and is known for it’s moderate climate and breathtaking scenery. The Valley is rich with history, sport, art and music.

The Alberni Valley Old Time Fiddlers, Branch #19, meet for their regular practice each Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Abbyfield, 3839 8th. Avenue in Port Alberni, BC (Except the fourth Monday when we are at Rainbow Gardens). Our club has fiddlers at levels from beginning to more advanced players. Members also include a wide array of backup instrumentalist who play piano, guitar, banjo, bodhran drum, harmonica, mandolin, ukulele and washtub.
We regularly entertain residents at Seniors homes within the Alberni Valley. Also, we have shared our joy for old time fiddle music at various local events including performances at the Alberni District Fall Fair and Tea on the Terrace at Rollin Art Centre.
Our goal is to keep alive the traditions of Old Time Fiddle Music. We encourage those, who want to learn to play old time fiddle music, and those, who wish to support us in the growth of old time fiddle music, to join the Alberni Valley Fiddlers.

  • 29 members

Regular meetings / Jams

  • Monday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Abbyfield, 3839 – 8th Avenue in Port Alberni 


Dennis Craig
Alberni Valley Old Time Fiddlers
4062 Johnston Rd.
Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 5N3
(250) 724-3066

Alternative Contact

Louise Killough
Alberni Valley Old Time Fiddlers
Secretary Br. 19
9340 Central Lake Rd.
Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 8Z1
(250) 724-0995

If you’re in the area Dennis Craig is at (250) 724-3066

 Executive for 2017: 
  • President – Rhonda Holcombe
  • Vice-President – Gordie McConnell
  • Treasurer – Gail Ross
  • Secretary – Louise Killough

Directors 2017:

2018-2020 Dennis Craig, Trish Koning

2017-2019 Roy Titanich, Dora Moen, Jim Killough

Special Events 
  • Seniors homes within the Alberni Valley.
  • Alberni District Fall Fair
  • June, July and August Monday 1-2:30 at Harbour Quay on Argyle Street. 

  • None Planned at this time.