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The Black Swan Fiddlers have been playing Celtic music in the Comox Valley since 2005. The band started with my need to provide my senior students with a vehicle to continue top develop their musical talents. The main focus of our band is on the many tunes that I learned from the great Donegal fiddler Seamus Grant while living in Ireland for 3 years. We have worked hard over the years honing our Celtic sound and staying true to the tradition. To this mix of reels, jigs, hornpipes, and polkas we add soulful Irish ballads, French Canadian reels Canadian ballads and fiddle tunes. The result is an entertaining evening of warm, exciting, foot tapping music.
We have played for weddings, anniversaries birthdays, celebrated Robbie Burns Day, St. Patrick’s Day, St. Andrew’s, day. We have played at the Farmers Market, the Fall Fair, the Zocalo Cafe, and fund raisers. In the summer of 2012 we produced our first CD called Southwind a tribute to my late great fiddle teacher from County Donegal Seamus Grant. It features our then vocalist Jacqueline Lambeth a professional voice teacher with background in opera, jazz and popular songs. Our current lead vocalist is Michael Harrison who brings many years as a professional voice teacher, choir master and performer to the band. Our other musicians include Paul Gervais on guitar, Jeff Butterworth on mandolin and vocals, Madelaine Guimond, Raven Lees and Mya Williamson on fiddle. David Stevenson holds it all together on the fiddle, the pennywhistle, and the flute. He is the fiddle teacher at the Long & McQuade Music Education Centre.
If you would like us to play for you, contact me at 250 890-0297 or email me at email@example.com. If you would like music lessons on fiddle, violin, flute or penny whistle then contact Jill Gathright at Long & McQuade 250 338 3899.