MP3 Fiddlers 3 - Encore!
Party rocking grooves and heavy downbeats, you''ll stomp your feet so hard you''ll need new shoes. Celtic-folk traditional music played hard and dirty - 3 fiddles, accordion, washboard, spoons. - PARTY TIME.-
12 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Celtic, FOLK: Traditional Folk
AN ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA!
"...Fiddlers 3 is the Poster Child of Blended Culture!"
Sandy Thorburn - Associate Professor of Music, McMaster University
"Here is the ceilidh band for the 21st century," says Nicky Rossiter of Rambles Cultural Magazine. Tom Knapp, of the same publication describes the music of Fiddlers 3 as "fine, highly polished & very exciting."
Robert L. Doerschuk "...their (Fiddlers 3) performance reflects the vigorous tradition associated with Nova Scotian fiddlers Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster, though the blended fiddle parts betray no rough edges"
High-Energy Celtic-Folk band Fiddlers 3 motto is "We dare you to keep your feet still". Party-rocking grooves and heavy downbeats, Fiddlers 3 jump-start the atmosphere wherever they are.
This family band evolved in late 1996 when Brothers Stefan and Andrian and Sister Elaina stepped on a church stage with their violins after only a few short months of lessons. Their ages at the time were 12, 10 and nine. Joining them was Mom Mary Ann on accordion and Dad Lorne with spoons and washboard to complete the group.
Today, the family continues to bring to the festival stage their own eclectic blend of Celtic-Folk music. The sounds of Ireland, Scotland, the East Coast, French-Canadian and Old Time are combined into a unique style and sound that is truly their own. The group''s success inspired all three of these championship fiddlers to go on to study music at McMaster University. Their performance will leave you astonished and speechless after witnessing the intensity, passion and drive of their music.
Fiddlers 3 have played with acts including Ashley MacIsaac, the Chieftains, Teenage Head Natalie MacMaster, the Barra MacNeils, Colin James, Alannah Miles, Slainte Mhath and the Irish Descendants.
After intense demand, their new, highly-anticipated 2nd CD ''ENCORE!'' was released in 2003, gaining immediate approval from fans and critics alike when it won the Kweevak CD of the YEAR - Critic''s Choice Award 2004 and CD of the YEAR - Viewer''s Choice Award 2004. Fiddlers 3 are the only Canadian band to win both awards simultaneously in the same calendar year. This most recent award follows the success of their debut self-titled CD which won the CD of the YEAR - Viewer''s Choice Award in 2003.
The energetic rhythms and enthusiastic melodies of Fiddlers 3 have their audiences - young and old - wanting more. But hey! we are getting too serious...
WE DARE YOU TO KEEP YOUR FEET STILL! ®
Stefan Lozinski - Fiddle
Oldest of 3 siblings Stefan brings a special creativity to the group that shines through while making smooth melodic harmony. An exceptional championship fiddler, Stefan will stop at nothing to get the audience on their feet "clapping their hands, or stomping their feet" during a lively show. Stefan is currently studying Honours Music & Multimedia in his 3rd year at McMaster University and also plays actively in the McMaster University Chamber Orchestra.
Andrian Lozinski - Fiddle
While bringing his own unique style of humor to the group, Andrian likes to make music with a tight, heavy down beat. Also an exceptional championship fiddler, Andrian has been known to "throw down the boot," to pump up an already dynamic performance. Andrian currently attends McMaster University as a 2nd year Honours Music & Political Science Major and is also a member of the McMaster Chamber Orchestra as a Viola Player.
Elaina Lozinski - Fiddle
Front and center - literally - is where you will find this championship fiddler. Being the youngest member of the group, Elaina plays the music with a passion to "rock the house". The vitality and enthusiasm with which she plays, never fails to captivate the audience with her talent and natural charm. Elaina is currently enrolled in 1st year Music at McMaster University and a member of the McMaster Chamber Orchestra.
Mary Ann Lozinski - Accordion
Behind the fiddlers, fingers flying across the keyboard and pounding the basses, is the matriarch of this family group. An infectious smile and unable to resist doing a few dance steps to the music, you just know that Mary Ann is having a ball and taking great pride with each and every number.
Lorne Lozinski - Percussion
Not afraid to turn an old fashioned laundry tool into an instrument, Lorne takes his musical style seriously. He hammers out the beats with his collections of washboards, spoons, tambourines, which add a fresh quality to the music on stage. And after the show where is Dad? He is demonstrating his techniques to a smaller audience that has gathered to ask questions.
Cam Walsh - Bass
A seasoned veteran of the North American and International Festival and club scene with highlights including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland, the Snowbird Jazz and Blues Festival and Buddy Guy''s in Chicago. Cam has also toured extensively with the late Alabama Blues Legend and APO recording artist, George "Wild Child" Butler.