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Performance: Highland Soles
September 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Highland Soles Trio
Ed, Lilly & Neil Pearlman
Scottish & Cape Breton fiddles, piano, mandolin, dance trad with flavors of jazz, Latin & pipe-band rhythms
The Highland Soles Trio, based in Boston and Maine, presents powerful music and dance from a family trio immersed in the traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton. www.highlandsoles.com/trio
Drawing on 35 years of working with some of the top Scottish and Cape Breton artists of our time, Ed Pearlman has toured the US, Canada and Scotland and has often collaborated with his wife, dancer Laura Scott, who taught Neil and Lilly to dance. He has performed and taught at Blazin Fiddles music camp in Scotland, Maine Fiddle Camp, Swannanoa, Ashokan and others. www.edpearlman.net
Neil is a professional touring musician, in great demand for his astonishing creativity on the piano, blending Scottish with Latin, jazz, and funk, throughout North America, Scotland and Galicia. He is the piano teacher/performer at Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp, plays a mean mandolin and is a great Cape Breton stepdancer. www.neilpearlman.com
Lilly’s stellar fiddling is often heard on tour with Neil in the bands Alba’s Edge, which just released an amazing new CD this year, and Party of 3 contra dance band. She has taught at Ashokan and Maine Fiddle Camp, plays piano and dances. www.albasedge.com
Together they represent the flow of tradition from one generation to the next, playing music that speaks to us all.
About Ed: “Pearlman is one of the finest exponents of Scottish-style fiddling we have in North America.” (Earle Hitchener, music columnist and critic for the Wall Street Journal and Irish Voice)
About Neil: “A tremendous pianist” (BBC Radio Scotland)
You can find more info, audio, and quotes at www.highlandsoles.com/trio