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Fiddle Big Fiddle

Pop/Classical String Duo for Weddings and Special Events
Based in Kelowna, BC, Canada

As seen on the Okanagan Wedding Network

Who we Are

Performing together since 2014

Fiddle Big Fiddle started playing together in 2014 when Nils and Julia met while teaching at Wentworth music. What started out as performing at weddings and special events in the summer quickly turned into regular performances in the Okanagan Valley. They’ve worked with local artists, musicians, and videographers, as well as formed relationships with different business owners and community members involved in the arts and arts organizations. Fiddle Big Fiddle took their name from their love of fiddle, folk, and jazz music.

Julia Watson ~ Violin & Piano

Julia Watson playing violin

Julia Watson is a prairie-born violinist who obtained a degree in Classical Violin Performance from Brandon University. Since making her way out West in 2014, she has been working as a full-time music teacher in the Okanagan Valley. She enjoys fiddling, improvising, and composing music, as well as arranging pieces for Fiddle Big Fiddle and her students. You can catch her around town working with local artists, whether it’s playing live shows or recording in the studio. She currently teaches over a 170 students per week either in private lessons or the school system, while also playing with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

graduate B. A. Major in Music, Grad. 2013
Brandon University, Brandon, MB.

Nils Loewen ~ Cello & Guitar

Nils Loewen is BC born but had to take a roundabout journey to return to his roots. Raised in Minnesota, studied music in Winnipeg, learned cello while treeplanting in northern BC, finally landed in Kelowna. He has toured his cello through BC and AB with rock, blues, and folk groups.

graduate B. A. Major in Music, Grad. 2012
Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB.

Nils Loewen playing guitar


Breanne & Jeremy ~ June 2015

Julia, Nils, Loren

Julia, Nils & Lauren were a brilliant addition to our wedding. In addition to being professional and well-prepared, their music was thoroughly enjoyed by all guests and set a beautiful ambiance to the room. They played songs I had specifically requested outside their normal repertoire and made themselves available prior to the wedding to review set up and timing. I would not hesitate to hire them again or recommend them. Excellent musicians!

Lisa & Chris Pope ~ Dec 2016

Pope Wedding
Working with Nils was truly a dream. He brought beauty and a new magic to our song in a way that is impossible to describe. His playing of our song brought both of us to tears that day. Nils' love for his work is evident in every note.



Title Artist
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
All I Want is You U2
All of Me John Legend
All my Lovin’ Lennon/McCartney
At Last Etta James
Can You feel the Love Tonight Elton John
Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes off of You Crewe/Gauidio
Crazy for You Adele
Don’t know Why Norah Jones
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Halo Beyonce
I Want to Hold Your Hand Beatles
I’m Yours Jason Miraz
I’ve got You Under my Skin Sinatra
Kiss to Build a Dream On Louis Armstrong
Latch Sam Smith
Lay it on Me Vance Joy
Make you Feel my Love Adele
Marry Me Train
Maybe I’m Amazed Paul McCartney
Michelle Lennon/McCartney
My Girl The Temptations
Summertime Gershwin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Stand by Me Ben E. King
Sweet Disposition Temper Trap
Till Kingdom Come Coldplay
Wonderful World Bob Thiele
Yellow Coldplay
You and Me Dave Matthews Band
You Are so Beautiful Joe Cocker
Your Song Elton John


Title Artist
Adoration Felis Borowski
Air on G J.S. Bach
Arabesque Johann Burgmuller
Ave Maria Schubert
Claire de Lune Debussy
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba G.F. Handel
Glasgow Love Theme Armstrong
Gymnopdie #1, 2, and 3 Erik Satie
Hornpipe from Water Music G. F. Handel
Jesu Joy of Mans Desire J.S. Bach
La Rejouissance G.F. Handel
Largo from Handle's Xerxes Handle
Meditation from Thais Massenet
Pachelbel’s Canon Pachelbel
Rondeau J. J. Mouret
Salut d’Amour Elgar
Serenade, Op. 140, no. 18 Cornelius Gurlitt
Songs my Mother Sang Dvorak
The Swan Saint-Saens
Time to Say Goodbye Bocelli
Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke


Ceremony Music Package includes:
  • 15 min of music as Guests Arrive
  • Processional
  • Bride's Entrance
  • Signing
  • Recessional

We provide a professional Sound System.
Option to bring cordless mic for Officiant.
*This package is for ceremonies within Kelowna City Limits.
Please Consider us for upbeat folk/jazz music during you Cocktail Hour!

For your reception Dance Party consider Nils' Blues/Funk Band


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Please email us with these details:
  • Wedding Date
  • Time of Ceremony
  • Youtube links to songs you'd love at your Ceremony