Bruce Molsky & Vishtèn – 1 June

Wednesday 01 June 2016
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Dicaidain, 1 An t-Ogmhios aig 7.30f

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Bruce Molsky is a singer, a fiddle player par excellence, a banjo player and a guitarist, and one of the few musicians who we keep welcoming back – he is just too good to miss on any tour. In the last ten years, Bruce has gained an ever greater profile as a result of his solo tours, his work with Andy Irvine’s Mozaik, his regular appearances at the Celtic Connections Festival, his TV appearances, recordings and last year’s tour, all badged as The Transatlantic Sessions. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky’s influences range from the Appalachian soul of Tommy Jarrell to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe. He is reckoned to be the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia’s timeless folk music traditions.Vishten

Tonight he is joined by the French Canadian trio ‘Vishtèn. This Acadian band mixes rhythms and irresistible dancing and climbing notes and voices to the sky… high voltage musicians. The members of this driving trio are both powerful francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists, fusing Acadian and Celtic genres with rock and indie-folk influence.

“Rhythms, melodies, voices, musicianship… a near perfect ensemble. Vishtèn, what a world!”


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