Celtic Fiddle Festival

Date: 19 February 2017
Time: 20:00

Location: The Apex, IP33 3FD

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 Capercaillie's own Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Sold-out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by the group. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. These traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires and together conjure an experience of breathtaking performances. Celtic Fiddle Festival was originally conceived as a unique touring project in 1992 and proved such a success that a live recording was released. Four albums and numerous international tours later, the ensemble is now one of the most popular on the Celtic circuit. "Three sensational fiddlers from three distinct Celtic traditions. Exhilarating fun!" - Boston Herald "Three of the finest folk violinists anywhere. A mastery of regional fiddle styles with alternately soulful, dazzling and nuanced performances" - The Washington Post "A treasurable meeting of minds, music and cultural roots, this collaboration between premier league fiddlers lays on a four-course feast of choice Celtic delicacies" - The Scotsman "Among the world's greatest Celtic fiddlers. Whether alone or á trois, they possess a breathtaking virtuosity."– Philadelphia Weekly "Mesmerizing... Celtic Fiddle Festival ratchets up the temperature as they ricochet through everything from magnificent Québecois tunes to Breton marches to the Irish tradition" - The Irish Times Tickets: £17 (no Senior concessions) Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Call 01284 758000 or visit http://bit.ly/2aBPwFM to book.