The Celtic Fiddle Festival - New Album and North West Dates
The Celtic Fiddle Festival are celebrating their 20th anniversary with tours on both sides of the Atlantic accompanied by a new CD, Live in Brittany via Loftus Music which was released on the 20th May. The new album, their sixth, was recorded during January 2013 when the group visited Brittany for a series of recorded performances in the town of Guéméne-sur-Scorff.
Today’s Celtic Fiddle Festival line up features Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaitre (Brittany) and André Brunet (Quebec), together with the Breton accompanist, Nicolas Quémener. For the three fiddlers this will be their third CD together but for guitarist Quémener Live in Brittany will be his first recording with the group.
The inspiration behind the formation of the Celtic Fiddle Festival has proven to be an innovative and enduring concept – to highlight the unique qualities of the three distinct fiddle traditions while at the same time showing the strength and power that can be generated when they come together. The combination of music, musicianship and love for their respective traditions is once again exciting audiences worldwide as will be heard in this anniversary year both in concert and with the release of Live in Brittany.
Dates in the region covered by this site are listed below.
Fri 31st - at 11.00 a.m. Appearing live on 'The Sally Naden Show' BBC Radio Lancashire BBC Radio Lancashire, 20-26 Darwen St, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2EA