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The Celtic Fiddle Festival - New Album and North West Dates

Celtic Fiddle FestivalThe Celtic Fiddle Festival are celebrating their 20th anniversary with tours on both sides of the Atlantic accompanied by a new CD, Live in Brittany via Loftus Music which was released on the 20th May. The new album, their sixth, was recorded during January 2013 when the group visited Brittany for a series of recorded performances in the town of Guéméne-sur-Scorff.

Today’s Celtic Fiddle Festival line up features Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaitre (Brittany) and André Brunet (Quebec), together with the Breton accompanist, Nicolas Quémener. For the three fiddlers this will be their third CD together but for guitarist Quémener  Live in Brittany will be his first recording with the group.

The inspiration behind the formation of the Celtic Fiddle Festival has proven to be an innovative and enduring concept – to highlight the unique qualities of the three distinct fiddle traditions while at the same time showing the strength and power that can be generated when they come together.  The combination of music, musicianship and love for their respective traditions is once again exciting audiences worldwide as will be heard in this anniversary year both in concert and with the release of Live in Brittany.

Dates in the region covered by this site are listed below.

May 2013

Fri 31st - at 11.00 a.m. Appearing live on 'The Sally Naden Show' BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Radio Lancashire, 20-26 Darwen St, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2EA

Fri 31st - Otley Courthouse Courthouse Road, Courthouse St, Otley, W. Yorks LS21 3AN
Tel: 01943 467466 Tickets £14.00 -- From 8.00 p.m.

June 2013

Sat 1st - at 11.30 a.m. Appearing live on 'The Billy Butler Show' BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio Merseyside 31 College Lane, Liverpool, Lancs L1 3DS

Sat 1st - The Arts Centre, Edgehill University, St Helen's Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
Tel: 01695 584480 Tickets £16.00  -- From 8.00 p.m.

Sun 2nd - Staveley Village Hall, Abbey Square, Staveley in Westmoreland, Cumbria, LA8 9LY
Tel 01539 822 483 Tickets £16.00 -- From 7.30 p.m.

Mon 3rd National Centre for Early Music, St Margret's Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Tel: 01904 658338 Tickets £17.00 -- From 8.00 p.m.

Sun 16th  Buxton Opera House, Water St, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
Tel: 0845 1272190 Tickets £16.00 -- From 8.00 p.m


The Celtic Fiddle Festival

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