Celtic Fiddle Festival in Otley
Celtic Fiddle Festival
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Saturday 17th November 2018, £17.50
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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 Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Capercaillie's own Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. 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.Kevin Burke is a world-renowned Irish fiddler whose formidable career includes the seminal Irish groups The Bothy Band and Patrick Street. 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. Charlie McKerron, the newest member, is one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, having toured the world with Capercaillie amongst his many other projects.Four albums and numerous international tours later, the ensemble is now one of the most popular on the Celtic circuit. This is sure to be a sell-out event so get your tickets quick.
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