A great finale is promised for this year’s Mayo County Council Arts Office Summer Music Series, which will come to a close in a whirl of music with Blazin’ Fiddles, who will perform on Thursday July 31 at 8pm in The Friary, Ballyhaunis.
From remote village halls to the Royal Albert Hall, Blazin' Fiddles have delighted audiences with their highlands and islands fiddle music and tales. One of Scotland's top traditional bands, no other band has quite captured the excitement, passion and the sensitivity of Scottish music. During a performance, the audience has a rare 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. The band have been performing for ten years and continue to provide a robust blend of music that is a delight to any palate, featuring a whole new set of tunes from their latest album, Blazin’ Fiddles Live. Blazin’ Fiddles are Allan Henderson, Catriona Macdonald, Bruce MacGregor, Iain MacFarlane and Aidan O'Rourke on fiddles, Marc Clement on guitar and Andy Thorburn on piano. All events are free but booking is essential; for booking contact the Arts Office on 094 902 4444, exts 7558 and 7560, or email: [email protected].