Album of the Year – The Last Great Love Song – Winner
Group of the Year
Instrumental of the Year
Song of the Year
Thomas Burton nominated for
Producer of the Year
Celtic Fusion is a versatile four-piece multi-instrumental band playing Celtic-based folk music for over ten years, incorporating a combination of traditional songs and tunes with country and western and contemporary numbers.
The band line-up includes an Irishman, two Scots and an Australian. All members share lead vocals and harmonies whilst playing a range of diverse instruments:
Tom Kimmet – vocals, uillean pipes, tin whistle & guitar
Sarah Harris – vocals, guitar, bodhran & tin whistle
Laura Campbell – vocals & fiddle
Thomas Burton – vocals, ubase, tenor banjo, mandolin, g-banjo, guitar & percussion
Their latest CD – The Last Great Love Song – is a tribute to band member Jim Hill, who recently passed away. They chose some of Jim’s favourite tracks and recorded fresh material around them. Jim’s contribution to the numbers features original vocals, tin whistle, flute and tenor saxophone.
The CD begins with the sounds of studio session ‘chat’ before launching into a lively rendition of ‘Galway Girl’. They finish the recording with ‘Last Great Love Song’, a reflective number that inspires this musical project perfectly.
While they take their music seriously, they believe in having fun and including the audience in enjoying the experience.
Celtic Fusion aims to present the very best of music in the Celtic tradition, and audience participation and satisfaction will always be their number one priority.