Fiddle Supergroup Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker with singers Karan Casey and Aoife O’Donovan in concert for the final time!
After 32 years of touring through the United States and Europe, fiddle supergroup Childsplay begin their farewell tour this November. The tour will stretch through the northeast including one stop at Symphony Space in NYC at 8 PM on Friday November 22, 2019.
From the Smithsonian Institution to the Falun World Music festival in Sweden, and radio stations throughout the world, Childsplay has delighted hundreds of thousands of people with their innovative fiddle music. This final tour will be the capstone on a truly creative and inspirational concert and recording career that has spanned three decades. Childsplay has recorded seven albums, including the recently released Bloom of Youth and has two films to their credit, including Live from the Zeiterion theatre which has been shown on PBS stations around the country for the past four years.
Childsplay features some of the finest fiddle players on the planet and the vocal talents of Irish recording artist Karan Casey and Brooklyn singer Aoife O’Donovan. Imagine over 25 musicians on stage, ranging from all-Ireland and National Scottish fiddle champions to Boston Symphony members, with all-star accompanists and amazing Irish step-dancing of Kevin Doyle and Maureen Berry; throw in the poignant dancing of former Pilobolus member Molly Gawler and you begin to get the picture of the uniqueness of a Childsplay concert.
Each fiddle player in the band performs on a violin made by band member Bob Childs. On stage the instruments create a familial quality that unites all the violins in a singular voice that is both beautiful and powerful. This is a show not to be missed!