Thursday, October 25, 2012; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine
Contact: ; 207-948-7469
Thursday, October 25th at 7:30 PM
Presented by Skye Theatre
Tickets $20 (Reservation Required)
New England Celtic Arts, in partnership with Crossroads International Celtic Festival and Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, will host Scotland’s premier fiddle ensemble, Blazin’ Fiddles at the UCCPA on their first US tour!
Blazin’ Fiddles features the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Like rare single malts, each member of the group draws the distinct flavor of music from their part of the highlands and islands. From solo to ensemble sets, they all come together in a fiery blend that raises the roof. Fiddlers Jenna Reid, Bruce Macgregor, Allan Henderson and Iain Macfarlane are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Andy Thorburn on keyboard to form one of the best live acts today. In the past decade, no other band has quite captured the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music like Blazin’ Fiddles.
During a performance, the audience has the opportunity to hear pieces featuring the regional styles of each fiddler followed by all hands jumping in for a wonderful explosion of music. Fiddles and bows blaze away with guitar and piano for one of the most exciting and memorable fiddle ensembles ever to take the stage.
European festival appearances have included The Cambridge Folk Festival, The Sidmouth International Music Festival, Lorient, Tønder Festival, the Falun Festival and Scotland’s premier event, Celtic Connections.
Blazin’ Fiddles made a welcomed return to the Cambridge Folk Festival and also played the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall following the release of their last album ‘Magnificent Seven,’ which picked up the Best Album Award at the Scots Trad Awards 2005. The band released their fourth album, “Blazin’ Fiddles Live”, in lead up to their 10th year anniversary in 2008 and their fifth and latest studio album, “Thursday Night in the Caley”, in 2011.