Fiddlers releasing CD

The Black Swan Fiddlers are releasing their first CD South Wind.

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


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Black Lives Matter events attract strong turnout in Comox Valley

People knelt for nine minutes at noon on Saturday to remember George Floyd

Cumberland looks at July for village hall meeting

Village council had to cancel meeting set for June 1 due to pandemic guidelines

Comox Valley board of education approves facility spending plan

Projects include roofing, sewage system upgrade, gym resurfacing

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

Valley artist gifts B.C.’s health officer with symbolic hummingbird

A special connection brought the piece to Dr. Bonnie Henry’s desk in Victoria

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Most Read