Highland Soles Trio to perform, teach workshops at Chestnut Center for the Arts
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Highland Soles Trio, based in Boston and Maine, presents powerful music and dance from a family band immersed in the traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton.
The group is performing at the Chestnut Center for the Arts, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children/students.
The group will also teach a number of workshops in the afternoon: traditional Scottish fiddle tunes and Cape Breton stepdancing at 3 p.m. and then contemporary fiddle tunes and new ideas for accompanists at 4 p.m. Attending two workshops costs $22, and $30 covers two workshops and admission to the evening performance.
Call 715-389-8999 to order tickets.
Who is the Highland Soles Trio
Drawing on 35 years of working with some of today’s top Scottish and Cape Breton artists, Ed Pearlman has toured the U.S., Canada, and Scotland and has often collaborated with his wife, dancer Laura Scott, who taught Neil Pearlman and Lilly Pearlman to dance.
Neil is a professional touring musician, in great demand for his creativity on the piano, blending Scottish music 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.
Lilly’s stellar fiddling is often heard on tour with Neil in the bands Alba’s Edge, which just released a new CD, and Party of 3 contra dance band. She has taught at Ashokan and Maine Fiddle Camp, plays piano, and dances.
Together they represent the flow of tradition from one generation to the next, playing music that speaks to everyone.
For more information on the band, visit highlandsoles.com/trio.