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Celtic Fiddle Festival

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Described as “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Sold-out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by the group.

Celtic Fiddle Festival was originally conceived as a unique touring project in 1992; four albums and numerous international tours later, the ensemble is now one of the most popular on the Celtic circuit.

Kevin Burke is a world-renowned Irish fiddler whose career includes the seminal Irish groups The Bothy Band and Patrick Street. Playing the fluid, highly ornamented style of County Sligo, Kevin is a recipient of the NEA’s National Heritage Award. Yuna Léon is the most recent addition to the group. An accomplished and exciting musician, she grew up with traditional music from an early age and has become one of Brittany’s foremost fiddlers. Charlie McKerron is one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, having toured the world with Capercaillie amongst his many other projects. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace.

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“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.

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Celtic Fiddle Festival is at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Monday 29 January at 7.30pm. See www.theapex.co.uk or ring 01284 758 000 for more information or to book tickets.

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