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

04/25 – Kahulanui
04/26 – Hari Kondabolu
04/28 – Michael Matheny
04/29 – Timbre Timbre
05/04 – Paul Thorn
05/07 – The Music Tapes
05/09 – Frontier Ruckus
05/10 – Emel
05/12 – Greg Brown
05/14 – Russell Howard
05/19 – Pyrrha
05/21 – The Minimalists
05/24 – Perfume Genius
05/30 – Frazey Ford
06/07 – Byrne and Kelly
06/11 – Aavartan
06/17 – Charlie Mars
06/19 – Land of Talk
07/12 – Marchfourth
07/27 – Amadou & Mariam
08/12 – Ron Funches
08/13 – Ssingssing
08/28 – Paa Kow
09/09 – Jaerv
09/17 – Bideew Bou Bess
10/07 – Songhoy Blues
10/10 – Tash Sultana
10/14 – Cheryl Wheeler
11/22 – Bruce Cockburn