A roundup of media coverage of the 2012 festival
Back at Celtic Colours for their 50th anniversary tour, the Chieftains have never failed to wow and charm us all at the same time. Almost as well-known for their collaborations as for their own groundbreaking work, the Chieftains will once again welcome some very special guests to the stage for this closing concert. In fact, these guests are so special that any one of them would usually be headlining their own show. To have them all together will make for a truly stunning evening.
In 2010, songwriter Carmel Mikol brought forward the idea of pairing up young songwriters with young tune makers to see how our traditional music influences their contemporary work. The resulting concert was so much more than the sum of its parts that we couldn’t wait to do it again.
Otis is a luthier, composer and musician. Over several years he crafted many beautiful instruments from one maple tree…fiddles, mandolins, guitars, cellos, violas and harps. We brought the instruments back together for a fabulous concert. Otis has continued the project, published a book and written more tunes.