For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Katie McNally Trio will perform at Marshfield’s Chestnut Center on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance for $12 per person. Contact 715-389-8999 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join Boston-based fiddler Katie McNally for an evening of bold and exquisite tunes bursting from the Cape Breton and Scottish traditions.
Called “the new face of Scottish fiddling in the USA” by The Living Tradition, McNally has made waves in both the American folk music scene and abroad since the release of her debut album, “Flourish,” in 2013. Her latest project synthesizes her elegant and powerful fiddling with the talents of genre-crossing Neil Pearlman on piano and Shauncey Ali on viola. McNally’s evocative interpretation of Scottish and Cape Breton tunes, Ali’s powerful harmonies and counterpoint, and Pearlman’s rhythmically driving piano accompaniment create a uniquely striking take on traditional music.
The trio has recently returned from Cape Breton Island to record a brand new album slated for release in summer 2016. Under the guidance of producer Wendy MacIsaac, McNally has curated a collection of tunes that will draw inspiration from raw, midcentury recordings of Cape Breton fiddlers both in Nova Scotia and Massachusetts and be influenced by the creative energy of the Boston acoustic music scene.
McNally has performed at venues such as the Newport Folk Festival, Club Passim, Wolf Trap, Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall, and various folk clubs throughout the U.S., Canada, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom. Performing regularly with all-female Celtic band Long Time Courting and New England fiddle supergroup Childsplay, she also joined world-renowned Galician bagpiper Carlos Núñez on his tour of North America in 2012.
For more info and to take a listen, visit katiemcnally.com.