Grace Smith is a fiddle and viola player. Her band, the Grace Smith Trio, released their debut album Overleaf in Autumn 2023 which has had a great critical reception. In their review of Overleaf, Folk Radio UK said; “If you’re looking for the exciting future of instrumental folk music, you need search no further.”
She is also part of French-inspired dance band, Cri du Canard, and since spring 2022, Grace has been playing fiddle with Katie Doherty & the Navigators, including performances at Sage Gateshead, Festival on the Edge, and Warwick Folk Festival.
Between 2015 and 2022, Grace performed at festivals and venues across Europe with Monster Ceilidh Band, including Rudolstadt Festival (Germany), Festival des Traversées Tatihou (France), Kendal Calling, Wilderness, and Green Man Festival (UK) and a live performance on BBC Radio 3 in 2017.
Grace is a dedicated music educator and is in high demand as a tutor. She was Producer for the 2023 Folkworks Summer School, and has taught in many settings for a wide range of ages and abilities, including for National Youth Folk Ensemble, Newcastle University, Fosbrook Folk Education Trust, North East Fiddle School, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company, Band on the Wall, and music hubs across the country. She has a PGCEi in Group Instrumental Teaching from Music Masters, and is committed to always developing her teaching practice through learning.