Cape Breton and Scottish Music | Brattleboro


BRATTLEBORO – Twilight Music presents an evening of music and dance rooted in the traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton by Highland Soles at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 pm. Dancer Laura Scott, fiddler Ed Pearlman and their children, pianist/mandolinist/stepdancer Neil, fiddler/dancer/pianist Lilly and whistle-player/dancer Jesse, have performed as a family band throughout the US, and in Canada and Scotland, since 2003.

A dancer who is well grounded in tradition, Laura Scott loves to push the artistic envelope and meld Highland, Cape Breton step and Highland folk to reflect the vital pulse of Scottish music. She has presented school programs, taught at dance and music camps such as Pinewoods, Valley of the Moon and Ashokan, and performed with Natalie MacMaster, Alasdair Fraser, Battlefield Band, Joe Cormier, Tony Cuffe and many other Celtic artists.

Ed Pearlman is best known for 30 years of performing and teaching Scottish and Cape Breton fiddling. He directed the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club for 18 years, and has taught workshops at Maine Fiddle Camp, Scotland’s Blazin Fiddles Camp, Ohio Scottish Arts School, Swannanoa Celtic Week, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Pinewoods and Ashokan. Ed has also played contra dances, swing jazz, classical concerts and pit orchestras, klezmer, Hungarian and other dance music. He has written the music column for Scottish Life magazine since 1996.

Neil Pearlman is emerging as one of the traditional music scene’s most innovative young artists. His piano style seamlessly blends Cape Breton traditions with jazz harmony and funk/rock grooves. He has performed with the likes of Natalie MacMaster, Alasdair Fraser, Seamus Connolly, Kimberley Fraser and Maeve Gilchrist.

Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery is located at 139 Main Street in downtown Brattleboro, VT.

Tickets for the show are $12 General / $10 Students and Seniors.

For ticket reservations and information, call 802-254-9276.

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