High River, Alberta
Anna and Grace Koehler are a dynamic duo performing in and around High River. They have been playing the violin since the ages of five and four years old – starting on knitting needles! Today they are 16 and 15.
Anna and Grace play with the Calgary Fiddlers and have both completed their RCM levels 7 and 8. They perform traditional old time fiddle tunes, Celtic tunes and many other styles on fiddle, mandolin, spoons, and their newly acquired cello.
Anna and Grace have performed all over High River for over six years. Some functions include the High River Hospital, Foothills SNAPS Farmers Market, Barn Dances, the Threshing Bee, the Museum of the Highwood, Annual Robbie Burns night, and many more.
They are regular participants in the Highwood Lions Music Festival, both in classical strings and traditional fiddle. Both play with the Highwood High School Symphonic band on Stand-up Bass and Tuba.
They are also actors in Windmill Players Theatre Productions. They have appeared together in the Wizard of Oz, Oliver and Alice in Wonderland. Anna was in Cinderella and Anything Goes, and Grace most recently was in the production of Mary Poppins, both as a singer and violinist as well as a violinist for the Addams Family.