Pre-Performance Lecture: New Traditions in American, Celtic and Scandinavian Music Free, public lecture before Kittel & Co.
October 10, 2019 • 6:30 pm
Ever wonder how much of the music you listen to is influenced by ancient Celtic traditions? Kittel & Co’s music is part of a rich tapestry of contemporary string music made today in the American, Scottish, Irish, and Scandinavian music scenes. Join us pre-performance at Port City Music Hall for an exploration of how those traditional sounds lend themselves to modern rhythms with guest speaker Neil Pearlman. Pearlman is a multi-instrumentalist, step dancer and host of podcast TradCafe. Rooted in traditional Cape Breton piano styles, he adds jazz harmony and the syncopations of funk, Cuban, and Brazilian dance music to create a unique and infectious sound.
Multi-instrumentalist, step dancer and host of podcast TradCafe, Neil Pearlman is a vital and distinctive voice in contemporary traditional music. Described as “a tremendous pianist” on BBC Radio Scotland and “a force to be reckoned with” by WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan, Neil is recognized in many Celtic music circles for his unique approach to the piano. Rooted in traditional Cape Breton piano styles, he adds jazz harmony and the syncopations of funk, Cuban, and Brazilian dance music to create a unique and infectious sound.
The pre-performance lecture takes place at Port City Music Hall.
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A live music venue with an intimate, club atmosphere located at 504 Congress Street in Portland’s downtown arts district. All shows at Port City Music Hall are standing-room only with limited reserved seating complete with table service.