Published on October 6th, 2011 | by Culch.ie0
Music Gigs: Fidil – Saturday 8th Oct, Mermaid Arts Centre
- Who: Fidil
- When: Saturday 8th October, BRAY
- Where: Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street,
- Time: 8pm
- Tickets: €16 / €14
- Booking Phone: 01 2724030 or online at www.mermaidartscentre.ie
How good are they ?
a masterclass in the marriage of tradition and musical exploration, and a milestone in traditional music – The Irish Times
A trio of undeniable range, vision, and chops… compelling the listener to ponder a rich, rewarding sonic palette produced by three fiddles and nothing else. Enchantment inevitably follows – Irish Echo
Fidil explore the soundscape of their native Donegal, and through their unconventional approach to accompaniment, arriving at a place where tradition meets innovation, giving the group their unmistakable sound. Their music-making is marked by an intricate and intelligent approach that still manages to maintain the element of fiery exuberance that is the hallmark of fiddle music from Donegal.
This is traditional music for the 21st century, mindful of its origins but breathtakingly exciting in its ambition and delivery. The trio have quickly established themselves as stars in the ascendant, scooping up the Music Network’s Young Musicwide Award in 2008, they have been busy playing concerts on home ground, and internationally in Macedonia, Iceland, Italy, Chicago, Nova Scotia and beyond.