Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Black Swan fiddlers

The Black Swan fiddlers will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Zocalo Café this Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Black Swan fiddlers will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Zocalo Café this Saturday at 7 p.m.

If you like Celtic music and you want the pure drop, what better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with traditional foot-tapping Celtic polkas, jigs and reels? Many of their tunes were learned firsthand in the hills of County Donegal from the late great fiddler Seamus Grant.

New vocalist Michael Harrison will delight you with his rendition of soulful Irish ballads. The Black Swan Fiddlers consist of fiddlers Crystal Barry, Caillie Gregory and Julie Pickett with Paul Gervais on guitar, Jeff Buttleworth on mandolin and  Bob Henderson on bodhran. David Stevenson keeps it all together on fiddle, flute and penny whistle.

Black Swan has been keeping the traditional Celtic music tradition alive and well in the Comox Valley for seven years. The Fiddlers are based at the Long and McQuade Music store, where they rehearse and where they produced their first CD called the South Wind.

— Black Swan Fiddlers

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