Live in Brittany - Celtic Fiddle Festival
Live in Brittany is the celebration of 20 years of The Celtic Fiddle Festival. This new CD, the group's 6th, was recorded in January 2013 in the beautiful, centuries old, Breton town of Guémené-sur-Scorff. Featuring all newly recorded selections, Live in Brittany represents the rich cultural traditions of Ireland, Quebec and Brittany with performances that include newly composed pieces as well as tunes whose origin is beyond living memory. This CD encapsulates both the energy and excitement that can be generated in a live performance and also the magic and romance of this ageless music. The three visiting fiddlers, (Kevin Burke from Portland, Oregon, André Brunet from Quebec and Christian Lemaître from the nearby coastal town of Morlaix) and accompanist Nicolas Quémener, received a rousing and affectionate welcome from the enthusiastic audience at this memorable event. Enjoy the intimate warmth of a winter's evening concert in rural Brittany as you listen to these joyous performances .
… three of the finest folk violinists anywhere … Washington Post
Exhilarating fun! Boston Herald
breathtaking virtuosity. Philadelphia Weekly
The Celtic Fiddle Festival rejoices in 20 years of compelling and powerful music with their sixth recording, Live in Brittany. The group, described by the Boston Herald as “three sensational fiddlers from three distinct Celtic traditions”, features Kevin Burke, a giant of Irish music; renowned fiddler Christian Lemaître(Kornog) from Brittany, France; and sensational young Quebecois musician André Brunet (De Temps Antan, La Bottine Souriante).
Live in Brittany was recorded in the beautiful, centuries-old Breton town of Guémené-sur-Scorff, home to Nicolas Quémener, the group’s talented guitar accompanist. Featuring all newly-recorded selections, the album represents the rich cultural traditions of Ireland, Quebec, and Brittany. Live in Brittanyencapsulates both the energy and excitement of a live performance as well as the beauty and vitality of this ageless music.
The Celtic Fiddle Festival received a rousing and affectionate welcome from the enthusiastic audience. As you listen to the joyous performances enjoy the intimate warmth of a winter’s evening concert in rural Brittany. The group’s combination of music, musicianship, and love for their respective traditions is exciting audiences worldwide in this anniversary year, both in concert and with the release of Live in Brittany.