SHOTTS-born Dr Maggie Dewar, a BA graduate in traditional Scottish music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), is wowing one and all at the annual prestigious Interceltique Festival, at Lorient in North-West France which is just coming to a close.
Helped by partner and former Paris ‘Auld Alliance’ Scots pub owner, Steve Graham, she has launched a new company, ‘Celtique Fringe Events’, and their efforts highlight the strong parallels that exist between Scotland and Brittany, as they re-create the buzz of a genuine Scottish ceilidh.
Dr Fiona Watson, Scottish historian and presenter of ‘Scotland’s Story’, says on the Celtique Fringe Events website: “Maggie is well-known on the Scottish folk scene for the poignancy of her singing and the lustiness of her pipe playing. She is a wonderful tradition bearer, deeply committed to learning and passing on ballads and tunes from the past in a way that very much resonates with the present.”
Full details of their efforts at Lorient are at http://celtiquefringeevents.com/festivals.php
Celtique Fringe Events is now confident of attracting follow-up festivals and eventing work throughout Continental Europe in the months to come following their success in Brittany.
Contact: Maggie @ Tel:
UK 08 44 23 22 823
France 02 98 74 98 16
Email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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