Celtic Fiddle Festival with special guest Gilles Apap
Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, and Andre Brunet, fine fiddlers all, and Ged Foley on guitar together make Celtic Fiddle Festival. Just added: classically-trained violinist turned folkie fiddle aficionado Gilles Apap! Carrying on a tradition begun in 1992, when Irish fiddling great Kevin Burke teamed up with Scottish fiddler, the late Johnny Cunningham, the current lineup features Kevin along with Christian Lemaitre, an unsurpassed master of traditional Breton fiddle, and the dynamic young Quebecois player Andre Brunet, formerly of La Bottine Souriante. Gilles Apap, a protege of Yehudi Menuhin, seemingly effortlessly applies his impeccable classical technique to traditional Irish tunes with fluid and joyfully spontaneous results. Guitarist Ged Foley (Battlefield Band, The House Band, Patrick Street) is more than an honorary member of the fiddle festival: his driving rhythms provide the glue that helps bind and unify the musicians, and he has been known to round out the sound further with his strong vocals.
"Among the world's greatest Celtic fiddlers.
Whether alone or á trois, they possess a breathtaking virtuosity." (Philadelphia Weekly)
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This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.