Celtic Fiddle Festival, Saturday 31 January, 8 pm
The Haven, 112 W. Market St., Charlottesville VA, $20 advance, $25 at the door, Tickets 434-409-9631 or Email, Workshops Sunday 1 February, details TBA
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