CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL

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Category
Concerts and Live Music
Date
2018-11-29 19:30
Venue
Forest Arts Centre - BH25 6DS
Telephone
01425612393
Email
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Contact Person
Box Office
First Line of Venue Address
Old Milton Road
Town
New Milton
Postcode
BH25 6DS

Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin BurkeChristian Lemaître e) and Capercaillie's own CharlieMcKerron, showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles alongside guitarist Nicolas Quemener.

Kevin Burke is a world-renowned Irish fiddler whose formidable 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.  Christian Lemaître honed his remarkable skills playing the hypnotic Breton melodies at festou-noz (night dances) throughout Brittany, the Celtic region of France. He is a founding member of the group Kornog.  CharlieMcKerron, the newest member, is one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, having touring the world with Capercaillie amongst his many other projects.

In concert each artist plays a solo set, showcasing their individual musical styles and traditions, followed by a collaborative set featuring all three fiddlers. Together, they play with such relentless precision and fire that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers, leaving the audience with a memorable musical experience.

Tickets: £17.50; £16.50 concs.

 
 

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