Hello, Aanii! Musical greetings for 2024. We are excited for another great year for Strings Across the Sky (SATS). Since 1987, a generation of children have benefited from the music education provided by SATS, combining the best of music, tradition and community spirit. With a focus on indigenous communities across Canada, SATS helps rekindle and sustain the once thriving cultural and social tradition of fiddle music.
Today, Strings Across the Sky lives on in the legacies of the Aurora Fiddle Society, the Kole Crook Fiddle Association, and many indigenous communities in the far north and throughout Canada.
This year continues with :

  • 2024 Summer Fiddle Camp-July 14 thru 20th at the Parry Sound Friendship Centre  https://www.facebook.com/share/p/Ykk2DA32PVidJwwV/?mibextid=Nif5oz
    Youth ages 7 to 14
    Register here:       https://rb.gy/zi9i91
  • July 20th, 2024 @ 11 am- Fiddle Camp Student Concert at the Stockey Centre as part of Festival of the Sound
  • Weekly Fiddle Circle Sessions, Parry Sound Friendship Centre for youth and adults
  • Teaching Visits, April, May, June 2024 – Sagamok First Nation Biidaaban Kinoomaagegamik & Nawash Kikendaasogamig

Reconciliation in Action”
Learning and playing music together fosters opportunities for both indigenous and non-indigenous children to build respectful, lasting relationships with one another.
The many resulting friendships from SATS programs nurture cross cultural bridges and supports the Truth and Reconciliation Report’s 94 Calls to Action.

Learn more About Us.

Encyclopaedia of Native American Music of North America “There is also a lively indigenous fiddling tradition in the Arctic region. The active fiddling tradition in northern Canada today has benefited greatly from the Strings Across the Sky (SATS) program. This began in 1988 after violinist Andrea Hansen noted the response of young persons to the performances of the Toronto Symphony on their 1987 tour”... .

The Aurora Fiddle Society “owes its origins to the
Strings Across the Sky program. The program was founded in 1987 in Inuvik by Andrea Hansen of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Hansen had identified an interest and aptitude for fiddling in the North and worked tirelessly to provide youth with the opportunity to learn to play the fiddle. Throughout the communities, many people volunteered countless hours through workshops and performances to revive the history of fiddling. Twenty years later, the Yellowknife chapter of “Strings Across the Sky” decided to develop a Yellowknife-centric fiddling organization and opted for independence.”


Your financial support helps enrich the lives of youth in remote, rural and urban communities with a chance to grow through music.

Gratefully supported by:

  • Canadian North
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Ontario Arts Foundation
  • Rotary International