Lafayette, LA

Bounds StreetMusic jam parties abound in southwest Louisiana. The region is home to a wealth of versatile musicians who gather regularly, drawn by the local bonhomie, good food, and a mutual love of traditional music of all kinds. The band Celjun evolved out of these gatherings, a small circle of friends who continued to explore the merging of Cajun music with that of Ireland and Appalachia, and a curious delighted audience followed. The resulting blend is at once both familiar and surprising: Irish ballad with Jazz bass, an Appalachian fiddle hoe-down accompanied by Irish bouzouki, Cajun fiddle two-step in unison with the concertina, Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas, all sharing a strong sense of groove and creating a new fusion: CELJUN MUSIC.

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