The 2013-2014 Concert Series presents...
Celtic Fiddle Festival
Friday, October 18, 2013
Concert 7:30 pm
at Appalachian Brewing Company
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Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post (and what an understatement that is!), Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany) and André Brunet (Québec) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Accompanying them is Nicolas Quemener, a master open-tuning guitarist from Brittany, France.
"Mesmerizing... Celtic Fiddle Festival ratchets up the temperature as they ricochet through everything from magnificent Québecois tunes to Breton marches to the Irish tradition. —Siobhán Long, The Irish Times
First conceived in 1993 by Kevin Burke and his longtime friend, the late Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham, Celtic Fiddle Festival has been delighting audiences in various lineups for 20 years.
is a world-renowned Irish fiddler whose résumé includes stints with iconic Irish groups The Bothy Band and Patrick Street. Playing the fluid, highly-ornamented style of County Sligo, Burke has received the NEA's National Heritage Award.
honed his skills on the hypnotic Breton melodies at festou-noz (night dances) throughout Brittany, France's Celtic region. He is a founding member of Kornog.
is a young French-Canadian fiddler who plays the infectiously rhythmic tunes of Québec. He is a member of Les Temps Antan and was featured in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
is a master open-tuning guitarist who grew up in Angers, France, and studied percussion in the National School of Music. Based in Brittany, Nicolas has been part of many superb Celtic bands, including Arcady and Kornog.
In concert, each artist demonstrates his culture's individual musical styles and traditions. They then join in a collaborative set that, as Cunningham used to say, shows "how three distinct cultures have been destroyed by one common instrument." We've thoroughly enjoyed their previous visits and assure you that this concert is not to be missed.
Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
This is a sit-down concert in a listening room environment.
$22 General Admission
$18 SFMS Members
$10 Students— to age 22
Age 21+ only— the ABC's rule for evening shows
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