SCOTTISH MUSIC CONCERT
Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
New England’s Ed Pearlman, fiddle, and Neil Pearlman, piano, meld traditional melodies from Scotland and Cape Breton with flavors of jazz and Latin. Enjoy their unique, infectious sound, along with step-dance and Highland dance demonstrations.
Location: Bethany Ministry Center/Evangelical Free Church, 301 Riverside Drive, Madison 53704 (Parking behind church, enter from parking lot.)
General public is welcome.
Suggested donation of $15 at the door includes dessert buffet.
About the Musicians
Based in Boston and Maine, Ed has been a pillar of the American Scottish music scene for over 30 years. While focusing on Scottish and Cape Breton styles, he also plays a variety of others, including American contra dance music, Irish, bluegrass, jazz. He has performed and taught throughout the USA, Canada and Scotland, working with almost every major name in Scottish and Cape Breton music.
Neil Pearlman grew up with this legacy and has infused it with jazz, Latin, and pipe band rhythms. A multi-instrumentalist, step dancer and host of the podcast TradCafe, Neil is known for his unique approach to the piano. Rooted in traditional Cape Breton styles, his playing incorporates jazz harmony and syncopations of funk, Cuban, and Brazilian dance music to create a unique and infectious sound. Neil tours and teaches in his own right, in the USA, Canada, Scotland and Galicia.