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UNDER 18? This weekend is geared for participants of high-school age and older. Minors, under 18, must have on site adult supervision. This is not a supervised camp for children. For youth 14 and younger please see: Traditional Arts Camp for Kids
The vibrant musical traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton take on new life in the hands of Katie McNally ("the new face of Scottish fiddling in America" - Living Tradition) and Neil Pearlman ("a tremendous pianist" -BBC Radio Scotland). Based in Boston, MA and Portland, ME, this young musical duo is making waves internationally with their fresh approaches to traditional forms. Their brand new album The Boston States was recorded under the guidance of producer Wendy MacIsaac (Beolach, Mary Jane Lamond) at the legendary Lakewind Sound in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Recent covergirl for Fiddler Magazine, Katie has performed and taught fiddle courses in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Scotland, England, and France. A member of the cross genre fiddle super-group Childsplay since 2009, she appears on their CD, “As the Crow Flies,” produced by legendary Irish fiddler, Liz Carroll. McNally performs regularly as a soloist and has toured with the likes of Carlos Nuñez, John Whelan, Karan Casey, and Long Time Courting.
Called “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, Neil brings in ideas from many other genres and the result is an exciting new sound that remains true to its traditional roots. Neil grew up performing Scottish music and dance with his family band Highland Soles, and has gone on to work with many of the top Celtic artists performing today, including Natalie MacMaster, Alasdair Fraser, and more.