"One of the brightest young fiddlers around today." — Brian O’Donovan, Host of WGBH radio’s “A Celtic Sojourn”
Photo By Dale Rempert
Mari Black Celtic Band
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Award-winning Celtic fiddler Mari Black delights audiences with the irresistible energy and richness of Celtic music in a show full of soaring jigs, fiery reels, and beloved airs and songs. As the 2015/2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, the 2014 Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion of Scotland, and 2-time Maritime Fiddle Champion of Canada, Mari shares her deep love of Celtic fiddling and her passion for engaging listeners in these beloved musical traditions. Together with her Celtic Band, Mari delivers a show full of dance-driven energy and sparkling stage presence, honoring tradition and exploring new possibility in the music of the Celtic regions.
Photo by Dale Rempert
Mari and the band perform a feature set at the Austin Celtic Festival
Where they've been
Touring nationally since 2014, Mari has been featured with her Celtic Band at venues and festivals around the country. Some recent appearances include:
The Austin Celtic Festial (Austin, TX)
The Blackstone River Theater Summer Solstice Fest (Cumberland, RI)
Fire in the Kitchen Concert Series (Madison, CT)
The Live Oak Theater (Fort Worth, TX)
Boston Celtic Music Festival (Boston, MA)
New England Celtic Arts tour (New England)
Acoustic Artisans Series (Portland, ME)
The Yachats Celtic Festival (Yachats, OR)
The San Hinton Folk Festival (Poway, CA)
The San Diego Folk Heritage (San Diego, CA)
The Burren Backroom Concert Series (Boston, MA)
What folks are saying about Mari's Celtic Band:
"My great revelation of 2014"
— Randy Labbe, director of the Saltwater Celtic Festival
"Mari Black is an extraordinary musician; her sound is musical enthusiasm personified"
— Dr. John Turner, 10-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion
"I felt lucky to be watching her performance"
— Scott Richardson, music director of the Punkinfiddle festival
Watch the band in action
Watch a live clip of Mari and the Celtic Band jamming in beautiful southern California: