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Chris Dawson and KELTIAC

Chris Dawson and KELTIAC <br>Out on the Edge

Chris Dawson and KELTIAC
Out on the Edge

KELTIAC's melodic sound is based around traditional flutes, celtic harps and the uilleann pipes, playing principally the compositions and expressive arrangements (for all instruments) of Chris Dawson.

They are a six piece band with musicians from Brittany, Northern England, Ireland, and France. Here's the line up :

Chris Dawson - Flutes/whistles + Bouzouki, Mandolin, Didgeridoo

Kevin Camus - Uilleann pipes, whistles

Frederic Bougouin - Celtic Harps

Nicolas Metois - Bass

Thibaud Grek - Drums

David 'Hopi' Hopkins - Bodhran & Percussion (Hopi is the percussionist from legendary Breton groups Barzaz, Bleizi ruz)

Their music ranges from a traditional acoustic sound, to mysterious ambient pieces inspired by local legends, to big dynamic arrangements with many other instruments including mandolin, bouzouki, bass, drums, didgeridoo, bodhran, electric guitar, bombarde, biniou kozh, etc.

Chris has grown up amongst the fantastic musical diversity in and around Manchester and been particularly involved in the Manchester Irish/folk music scene and also plays the not so well known traditional music of his native region of Lancashire and the north-west in general. He is also known amongst traditional flute players for his flute making skills, with players such as Michael McGoldrick, Jean-Michel Veillon, Sylvain Barou, etc, all using his renowned bamboo flutes.

...and is also one of the rare flute players who can play the flute using circular breathing, a stunning technique (especially with a flute !) which allows to play indefinitley without a break in the note.

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