The Black Swan Fiddlers are releasing their first CD South Wind.
It is full of Celtic classics and a touch of French Canadian tunes. It is like a like a strong drink with bracing jigs and reels, mellow Irish ballads and a spicy tang of Quebecois.
The CD is in memory of the late, great Irish fiddler Seamus Grant of County Donegal.
The Black Swan Fiddlers have been providing quality Celtic performances in the Comox Valley for the past five years.
They have just returned from an exhausting road trip that included playing at the Comox Legion, the Courtenay Legion, the Zocalo Café and the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market.
The Black Swan Fiddlers are based at the Long and McQuade Music store where they do their rehearsals and where they produced their first CD.
The Black Swan Fiddlers consists of Crystal Barry, Austin Longacre, Caillie Gregory-Gauthier, Julie Pickett and David Stevenson on fiddle, with Paul Gervais on guitar, Bob Henderson on drums and bodhran and Jacqueline Lambeth on vocals.
You can catch them at the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market this Saturday at the Native Sons Hall. The CD will be available for sale then.
— Black Swan Fiddlers