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The Celtic Fiddlers in New York by midatlanticcce
June 16, 2014, 8:51 pm
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The Celtic Fiddlers

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The Celtic Fiddlers, based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, will be touring New York City from June 27 – July 5, 2014. The vibrant group of 13 professional musicians is accompanied by piano, mandolin, mandola, tin whistle, bodhran, cajone, accordion, banjo, bouzouki, bass, voice, guitar and drums. They have gained an outstanding reputation for their eclectic style and presentation.

The repertoire of The Celtic Fiddlers consists of traditional and original vocal and instrumental Irish/Newfoundland music – ballads, jigs, reels, etc. There is a connection between Newfoundland and New York with Ireland as many of their ancestors were of Irish descent. The Irish travelled to new ports for livelihood and survival during the 1800’s.

Under the direction of Korona Brophy, musician, arranger and teacher, the Celtic Fiddlers have performed at a wide milieu of international, national and provincial conventions and festivals. In August, 2012, the Fiddlers travelled to Ireland for a performance tour with the Festival of the Sea. They were invited to festivals in Cork, Dungarven, Carrick-On-Suir, and Waterford. Additional tours in Ireland were in 1999, 2003 and 2008.

The Celtic Fiddlers will be touring New York through invitation from the Canadian Consulate and Canadian Association of New York as part of the Canada Day festivities. They also have invitations from the Irish Christian Brothers, Iona College and Ellis Island Museum.

Be sure to catch this phenomenal group on June 28 at O’Lunney’s Pub, Times Square at 10pm; June 30 at the Canadian Consulate from 12-1pm; June 30 at The Frying Pan at 7pm; July 1 at Dempsey’s Pub at 8pm; and July 2 on Ellis Island from 1:30-2:30pm.

The Celtic Fiddlers are members of the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the East Coast Music Association. Check out their website at http://www.thecelticfiddlers.ca for further shows!

 

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