We don't do shows in August... but this one was too good not to get involved in! We have partnered with BRISTOL FOLK HOUSE to bring one of the hottest international acts to Bristol as part of their Summer tour!
Meet THE FITZGERALDS - a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. Joining the siblings on guitar, lead vocals, and onstage antics is Nate Douglas (guitarist for Cape Breton’s Natalie MacMaster in 2013). It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.
The Fitzgeralds were raised in a musical household, and toured internationally with their family band “Everything Fitz”. Growing up in the Ottawa Valley, they were immersed in the rich tradition of Canadian Old Time fiddling and step dancing that evolved with the arrival of Irish, Scottish and French immigrants. Over time, they have developed their art form to include various styles of fiddle music including Celtic, jazz, bluegrass, French-Canadian, and pop. They have also explored other forms of dance including tap and Irish. The siblings continue to push boundaries by fusing traditional and modern styles of fiddle and dance to create their own unique sound and style. Their creativity and passion for experimentation has led them to compose original tunes and arrangements, resulting in a groovy and catchy new sound and look that appeals to all ages.
Tickets for the event, which takes place at Bristol Folk House on Friday 31st July 2018, are available from the venue or online HERE. Members tickets are on-sale now in the Members Only area, using the username and password that you were given when you signed up for membership. They are priced at £15 each in advance (£13 for members), or £17 on the door. There will be a full bar in the cafe area.