Celtic Fiddle Festival

Even in these enlightened globally-connected times, it's still a tad surprising to find that a group called the Celtic Fiddle Festival features two Frenchmen (Christian Lemaitre, fiddle; Nicolas Quemener, guitar), and a French Canadian (Andre Brunet, fiddle). Even the group's lone Irishman, the amazing fiddler Kevin Burke (of Bothy Band fame), was born and raised in London, and has spent the bulk of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest, in Portland. That just goes to show the great reach and popularity of Celtic music, which has always been prevalent in parts of France, Canada, and Spain, and certainly cherished here at Cedar Cultural Center and The Celtic Junction. Nobody puts strings to bow better than the Celtic Fiddle Festival folks, who celebrated their 20th anniversary last year with a splendid concert CD titled, "Live In Brittany." It's highlighted by a medley of two lovely tunes with the unlikely titles of "Soggy" and "Waterboogie." Tom Surwicz

Price: $25 - $28

Where

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Av. S.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 04/19/14

Upcoming events

05/08 – Yuna
05/10 – Cate Le Bon
05/13 – Tamar Eisenman
05/14 – Lucy Kaplansky
05/20 – Wild Belle
05/31 – Siama
06/02 – Kris Allen
06/03 – The Staves
06/05 – Miner
06/15 – Paul Fonfara
07/06 – Xixa
07/08 – Debo Band
07/12 – Oh Pep!
07/18 – Pape Diouf
07/20 – King Sunny Ade
08/04 – Sean Hayes
08/06 – Hackensaw Boys
08/14 – Hot Tuna
08/21 – Andy McKee
09/12 – Sondorgo
10/02 – John McCutcheon
10/26 – Tommy Fleming
10/30 – Foy Vance
11/04 – Mary Fahl