Celtic Fiddle Festival, Concert Saturday 31 January, 8 pm
The Haven, 112 W. Market St., Charlottesville VA, $20 advance, $25 at the door, Tickets 34-409-9631 or Email
Workshops Sunday 1 February, Charlottesville Waldorf School, 120 Waldorf School Rd,
Fee $40 per person, contact BRIMS to register or for more information at 434-409-9631
2:00 pm Group Workshop (attendees need not be musicians to participate)
The band members will talk about the different styles of Celtic music, Irish, Scottish, Breton and Québecois in particular. The musicians will play a few tune samples to illustrate the different styles, and answer audience questions.
3:30 pm Individual Workshops
Each band member can offer a workshop on the regional styles and tunes of their particular area. Workshops will consist of both conversation and demonstration of the music. Workshops participants will be invited to ask questions, specific and general – regarding technique, rhythms, repertoire, practicing or performing. Improve your playing and your knowledge of the music.
Kevin Burke – Ireland, Fiddle
Christian Lemaître – Brittany, Fiddle
André Brunet – Quebec, Fiddle & Foot Board
Nicolas Quémener – Brittany, Guitar
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 André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicholas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humor for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. The music is complex and beautiful, and the joy onstage is alive.
“Three sensational fiddlers from three distinct Celtic traditions. Exhilarating fun!” Boston Herald
“…Among the world’s greatest Celtic fiddlers. Whether alone or á trois, they possess a breathtaking virtuosity.” Philadelphia Weekly