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.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.
Sold-out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by the group.
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. 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 touring 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.
“Three sensational fiddlers from three distinct Celtic traditions. Exhilarating fun!” - Boston Herald
"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
"Stunning ensemble playing and superb solo performances. Foot-thumping Quebecois tunes reminiscent of the rawest Donegal music... think Altan sipping brandy. Way to go, lads!" - Sean Laffey, Irish Music Magazine
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Prices include £2 booking fee
This event is promoted by The Apex