Celtic Fiddle Festival is Kevin Burke (Ireland) • Christian Lemaître (Brittany) • André Brunet (Québec) • Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France). 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. Accompanying them is Nicolas Quemener, (Brittany, France) a master open-tuning guitarist. Celtic Fiddle Festival is touring the US 10 – 25 April 2014, and the UK and Europe 30 April – 23 May 2015. You can buy the 20th Anniversary CD, Live in Brittany, at Loftus Music !
This is a real treat beyond all borders and barriers. Thomas Keller, Folkworld
Mesmerizing…Celtic Fiddle Festival ratchets up the temperature as they ricochet through everything from magnificent Québecois tunes to Breton marches to the Irish tradition. Siobhán Long, The Irish Times.
Brunet’s rosin-raising fiddling and magnetic joie de vivre, Burke’s splendid solos, and Lemaitre’s intuitive sense…are played with a vitality that suggests the current Celtic Fiddle Festival will extend Johnny Cunningham’s legacy well into the future. Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo.
Celtic Fiddle Festival encore at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, as part of the Scots Fiddle Festival November 2012