Fiddle Supergroup Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker with singer Karan Casey in concert for the final time!
After 32 years of touring through the United States and Europe, fiddle supergroup Childsplay begins their farewell tour. The tour will stretch through the northeast including one stop in the great state of Maine on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8 PM.
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 Maine performance at the State Theatre will be the capstone on a truly creative and inspirational concert and recording career that has spanned three decades.
Childsplay features some of the finest fiddle players on the planet and the vocal talents of Irish recording artist Karan Casey. 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; throw in the poignant dancing of former Pilobolus member Molly Gawler (from Maine) and you begin to get the picture of the unique show Childsplay puts on.
Each fiddle player in the band performs on a violin made by band member Bob Childs. Originally trained by violinmaker Ivie Mann from Orrington Maine, Bob has used his Maine roots to build violins for more than 40 years. 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!