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Nov
17
Childsplay at Gracie Theater
Friday, November 17th, 2017
7:30 PM
Childsplays over two dozen musicians come from all over the United States and Sweden and include some of the leading virtuosos in traditional and contemporary fiddle music. Childsplay creates vibrant, powerful, and eclectic sounds, with a repertoire that ranges from the lilting beauty of Celtic jigs and airs to the driving rhythms of hoe-downs from the mountains of the southern United States to the smoky improvisations of jazz. Celebrating 30 years of touring, Childsplay will be bringing their band of 14 fiddlers and 9 all-star instrumentalists, dancers and singers on this tour. In addition to virtuosic fiddling, ranging from all-Ireland fiddle champions to members of the Boston Symphony, Childsplay features a wide range of outstanding instrumentalists including the exquisite voice of Irish vocalist Karan Casey, a whos who of fiddlers from the United States and the Celtic world.