County Down, Northern Ireland – The annual Celtic Fusion festival will be taking place in the next days, between the 4-15th August 2004 in County Down, Northern Ireland. This year’s line-up is a mix of traditional and contemporary sounds from the “Celtic” nations and regions.
The program will feature small intimate gigs, workshops, sessions and the big festival stage in the outstanding beautiful Mountains of Mourne. The quality of the music and place promises an experience for music lovers not to be missed. The festival now in its third year draws visitors from across the globe to a festival unique in style and character. Some of the artists scheduled are: Don McLean legendary singer/songwriter; Salsa Celtica – salsa celtic Latin adventure, Lúnasa – classic award winning Irish; The Eleanor McEvoy Band – uptempo celt; The Finlay McDonald Band contemporary bagpipes, Saltfishforty all the way from the Orkneys; Dougie Maclean, renowned Scottish singer songwriter who wrote Caledonia; flute sensation band Flook; the of debut of Teine – a young female group from Lewis; and many others.
The pub sessions and workshops will compliment the mainstream program. In addition to this program there will be a number of other arts events including the premiere of Folks, a photographic record of some of the nationally and locally famous musicians, A preview of a new film by a Scottish independent film maker about the life and works of Robert Burns; Muir-Traigh Ebb a visual arts exhibition from Skye; Poets and Writers, a BBC exhibition featuring Irish authors and poets; and Paddy on the Road.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.