From their founding in 1997, Poor Man’s Fortune has been considered one of the finest performers of Irish and Scottish music in the US, but they are North America's premier performer of the Celtic music of Brittany. This region of Northwestern France boasts Europe's largest traditional music scene, larger that of Ireland and Scotland combined! The Breton music tradition embraces a range of styles from the pure-drop traditional to the intensely modern, and Poor Man's Fortune embraces them all.
Poor Man’s Fortune mines the Breton dance tradition as well, offering workshops on the traditional dances of Celtic France.
No fairy tales, just fiery tunes that happen to be a century or so older than your average hip-hop jam, arranged for modern ears and played on traditional instruments with verve and exuberance. Dance music, Real music that’s been around awhile but still sets toes tapping.