20 April 2015

Baltimore Fiddle Fair, 7-10 May 2015: Foghorns, April Verch, much more

Thanks to Declan McCarthy, organiser of the annual Baltimore Fiddle Fair in Baltimore, West Cork, for the poster image, press release, and performance schedule for this year's edition (7-10 May) of 'The Small Festival with the Big Reputation!':

Arguably Ireland's best small music festival, from humble beginnings in 1992 this remarkable festival has grown a little in size and a lot in stature and truly does get better with age. Its reputation is built on its consistent ability to present world-class national and international acts in intimate settings in the beautiful seaside village of Baltimore in West Cork, and once again they present a lineup that is simply amazing.

International acts include amazing Swedish group Väsen, from Scotland the enchanting singer Julie Fowlis and the electrifying 5-piece Daimh, from Canada there's the sensational duo Troy MacGillivray & Shane Cook and the incredible April Verch Trio, and from the USA the award-winning multi-instrumentalist & songwriter Peter Broderick and the best 'old-time' group on the planet - the Foghorn Stringband!

Top-class Irish acts include the finest accordion player in the country, Dermot Byrne with Dermot McLaughlin; gorgeous harmony-singing group the Henry Girls from Donegal; world-renowned violinist Zoe Conway with John McIntyre, young Dublin fiddle & pipes duo Liam O'Connor & Sean McKeon; and Danny Diamond with Aki and a first appearance by Louth fidder Gerry O'Connor with Breton guitar supremo Gilles Le Bigot.

These intimate concerts will be held in unique venues across Baltimore, including garden amphitheatres, ancient castles, small churches, and cosy marquees, and all in one of the most stunning festival settings on the planet. The Baltimore Fiddle Fair will also include a host of additional events including top-class workshops, art exhibitions, and a plethora of great sessions in and around the village. For many musicians and music lovers, the annual pilgrimage to the Baltimore Fiddle Fair is the musical highlight of the year, and this year's festival promises to be no exception!

Tickets for the 23rd anniversary Baltimore Fiddle Fair are on sale now. Full lineup, schedule, and ticket information are on the Fair's website. For further information, contact Declan McCarthy at 2 The Courtyard, Baltimore, Co. Cork; 'phone +353 86 3753380; e-mail.


Thurs. 7th: 9.00 p.m. Dún na Séad Castle: Candle-lit concert with Dermot Byrne & Dermot McLaughlin

Fri. 8th: 9.00 p.m. Fiddle Fair Marquee: Troy MacGillivray & Shane Cook; Julie Fowlis

Sat. 9th: 1.00 p.m. St Matthew's church: Danny Diamond and Aki
3.00 p.m. Glebe Gardens Amphitheatre: Peter Broderick; Zoe Conway & John McIntyre
9.00 p.m. Fiddle Fair Marquee: The Foghorn Stringband; Daimh with special guest Eilidh Shaw

Sun. 10th: 1.00 p.m. St Matthew's church: Gerry O'Connor & Gilles Le Bigot
3.00 p.m. Glebe Gardens Amphitheatre: April Verch Trio; the Henry Girls
9.00 p.m. Fiddle Fair Marquee: Liam O' Connor and Sean McKeon; Väsen

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