The Celtic Fiddlers
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The Celtic Fiddlers (1993) based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, are a vibrant group of 12 young professional musicians, ages 15-27. This unique group of fiddlers is accompanied by piano, mandolin, mandola, tin whistle, bodhran, cajone, accordion, banjo, bouzouki, bass, voice, guitar and drums. They have gained an outstanding reputation for their eclectic style and presentation.
Under the direction of Korona Brophy, musician, arranger and teacher, the Celtic Fiddlers, perform at a wide milieu of international, national and provincial conventions and festivals, local folk festivals and events, celebrations and weddings.
The Fiddlers are thrilled to announce their 25th anniversary this year!
In May, 2018, the fiddlers start off their summer events with a performance tour and cd launch in Portugal. They have a busy summer with shows and corporate events, weddings and festivals.
In August, 2016, the Fiddlers travelled to Ireland for their fifth performance tour. They were invited to festivals in Dublin, Galway, Tralee, Ennis, New Ross and Waterford, and performed for audiences worldwide.
Additional tours in Ireland were in 1999, 2003, 2008, and 2012 to share their culture through their CD’s, “Passage” – a compilation CD of song, story and music of the Irish migration to Newfoundland; “The Sea in Our Eyes”- an instrumental collection of Newfoundland ballads, jigs and original works; and ‘the Celtic Fiddlers …a time for Christmas’ – a beautiful collection of Christmas vocals and instrumental music. Their fourth CD, “Salt of the Earth”, was released in November, 2009. The fifth cd “Times and Tides” was released in June, 2013. This 20 track cd celebrates our 20th anniversary and contains original and traditional vocal and instrumental pieces.
The Celtic Fiddlers toured New York in 2014 through invitations from the Canadian Consulate, Ellis Island, Irish Christian Brothers and CanadaNYC as part of the Canada Day festivities. In 2015, the Celtic Fiddlers toured Grates Cove and The Gathering with Shaun Majumder. These were fantastic performances and well received by local and tourists from all over the world.
The Celtic Fiddlers have taken part in countless festivals around Newfoundland including Mount Pearl, Paradise, St. John’s, Portugal Cove, Brigus, Ferryland, Cupids, Twillingate, Fogo, Bonavista, Gros Morne, Lumsden, Holyrood, Goulds, Bay Bulls,Trinity, English Harbour, Cavendish, Tilting, and Cow Head
The Celtic Fiddlers were awarded the Instrumental Artist of the Year for MUSICNL in 2006.
The Celtic Fiddlers & Co. is a not-for-profit organization who relies on grants and CD production/sales as well as honoraria from performances to assist in travel and further CD production.
Check out their website at www.thecelticfiddlers.ca or call 709 743 3918 firstname.lastname@example.org