Christina Smith (fiddle and cello)
Christina is recognised as one of the foremost exponents of traditional Newfoundland fiddling. Since 1982 she has been collecting, researching, performing, teaching, and publishing on Newfoundland traditional music. She teaches with the Suzuki Talent Education Program of St. John’s, and instructs a course in Traditional Newfoundland Fiddling at Memorial University. Christina tours internationally and records with the award winning groups ‘Jean Hewson and Christina Smith’ and ‘Frank Maher and the Mahers Bahers’. She is the founder and director of the STEP Fiddlers, a group of young musicians who have been performing and recording Newfoundland tunes since 1982.