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

08/04 – Bombino
08/07 – Sean Hayes
08/13 – Kasey Chambers
08/15 – Minnesota Next
08/25 – Tinariwen
09/08 – Terakaft
09/11 – Eliza Gilkyson
09/15 – The High Kings
09/17 – Sarah Morris
09/21 – Maarja Nuut
09/23 – Otava Yo
09/27 – John Hodgman
09/29 – Kardemimmit
10/03 – Ben Weaver
10/07 – Lindi Ortega
10/17 – Luna
10/22 – John Grant
10/23 – Farah Siraj
10/28 – Mipso
11/06 – Martin Sexton
11/12 – David Bromberg
11/17 – Baladino
11/18 – Iris Dement
11/21 – John Gorka
12/12 – Gary Gulman