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CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR & NEW CD! by midatlanticcce
October 4, 2013, 11:53 am
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CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR & NEW CD!

Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany), André Brunet (Québec), with Nicolas Quéméner (Brittany) on guitar

SUNDAY OCT 13th – DROM NYC – Special discount code (below), save $5!
MONDAY OCT 14th (Columbus Day) – the new Towne Crier, Beacon NY!

“Mesmerizing! Celtic Fiddle Festival ratchets up the temperature as they ricochet from magnificent Québecois tunes to Breton marches to the Irish tradition.” – The Irish Times

“It was 20 years ago today…” or thereabouts, that two friends—Irish fiddler Kevin Burke (Bothy Band) and Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham (Silly Wizard)—joined by unsuspecting Breton fiddler Christian Lemaître (Kornog) and American guitarist John McGann, did a one-off tour. To their surprise, it turned out a roaring success! Many years, miles, and jokes later the group comes to New York for two shows. Exciting fiddler André Brunet (La Bottine Souriante, Le Temps Antan) adds his foot-tapping Québécois tunes, and Nicolas Quéméner brings the masterful guitar accompaniment he brought to Arcady and Kornog.

Sadly, the two Johns are no longer with us, though their memory and music live on. And Johnny left us with his hilarious description of the group: “ We show how three distinct cultures can be destroyed by one common instrument.”

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For a special 20% discount at DROM, use the code:
celtic2013
Just apply that on the final ticket page and you will see the price being reduced from $25 to $20.
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Sun Oct 13, 7:30PM – DROM
85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th), New York NY
Tix $25, http://www.dromnyc.com 212-777-1157

Mon Oct 14, 7:30PM (Columbus Day)
The Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon NY
Tix $25, (845) 855-1300, http://www.townecrier.com

New CD “Live in Brittany” available at http://www.loftusmusic.com.  Hear samples: http://loftusmusic.com/live-in-brittany-celtic-fiddle-festival/

 Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBR6d8dAcAA

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