Saturday, November 23, 2013

Molly Pinto Madigan and Friends, Adrinna Ciccone and friends, Featuring Neil Pearlman, Outpost 186, 11/30 & 12/4

Lord Geoffrey Presents, at Outpost 186, 186 Hampshire St., Cambridge.

Molly Pinto Madigan and Friends
Saturday, November 30
Hailed for her "pure, sweet” singing style and her haunting
compositions, Molly Pinto Madigan has performed extensively around the Boston area at venues such as Club Passim, Boston Celtic Music Festival, NEFFA, and the Notlob Parlor Concerts. In 2009, she won first place in the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest for her original song "Bound Away,” and she was recently awarded first place in the South Shore Folk Club's Ballad-Singing Competition as well as being named "Artist of the Year" at the Salem State University Music Awards. As a member of the teen bluegrass band Jaded Mandolin and soloist in the Family Folk Chorale, Molly gained recognition for her vocal and songwriting skills, sharing the stage with artists such as Claire Lynch, Scott Alarik, John Carter Cash, and Tracy Grammer.

Since her debut in the Boston folk scene, Molly has submerged herself in the dark, luscious world of ballads, drawn to their magic, and her original songs echo with the whisperings of the American and European traditional music. After releasing her first solo album, her original song, “Bloom” was recently featured on WUMB's Local Folk program.

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Doors 7:30Concert 8:00; pickin' party follows.
Students $5
General Public $10
Email for special "insider" information.

Adrinna Ciccone and friends, Featuring Neil Pearlman
Wednesday, December 4
Québecois ,  Appalachian, Métis, Cape Breton, Irish, Scottish & Scandinavian fiddle tunes

Boston-based fiddler & step dancer Adrianna Ciccone is quickly establishing herself as a distinctive voice in the new-acoustic music scene. Her style, while rooted in the Ottawa Valley & Québecois fiddle traditions, continues to be inspired by the many different regional fiddles styles of Canada and the world including Appalachian, Métis, Cape Breton, Irish, Scottish & Scandinavian music. 
Adrianna’s desire to explore new musical languages is reflected in her compositions and arrangements which draw from traditions of the past while forging a unique musical identity.  

This distinctive style has brought the Timmins, ON native many awards and achievements.  She is a Maritime Open Fiddle Champion & American Grand Masters Fiddle Championship Finalist.  

Adrianna is also an active & experienced instructor.  For nearly a decade she has been passing on Canada's rich musical heritage to students of all ages and levels. She maintains a lively studio in both Northern Ontario & Boston, as well as throughout North America via Skype Video lessons. 

Adrianna is currently studying with scholarship at Berklee College of Music where she is actively involved in the American Roots Music Program.
Pianist and mandolinist Neil Pearlman is rapidly distinguishing himself as a uniquely innovative artist in the contemporary traditional music scene. Called “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, Neil brings in ideas from many other genres and the result is an exciting new sound that remains true to its traditional roots. It was this fresh approach that led legendary Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland to say "watching Neil's hands on the piano was like watching two spiders on crack!"

An accomplished Cape Breton step dancer as well, Neil grew up in the family band Highland Soles, led by father and mother Ed Pearlman and Laura Scott, both influential figures in Scottish music and dance. Neil has performed with many major music figures including Natalie MacMaster, Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Seamus Connolly, Kimberley Fraser, Maeve Gilchrist, Hanneke Cassel, Frank Ferrel, Laura Risk and Mike Vass. He has also opened for Archie Fisher, split a bill with Jerry Holland and worked closely with many others.

Some highlights of Neil's career so far have been performances at Carnegie Hall and the Iron Horse, and teaching at Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp. Neil currently performs with a number of projects ranging from traditional Scottish fiddle music to contemporary jazz.
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Doors 7:30Concert 8:00; pickin' party follows.
Students $5
General Public $10
Email for special "insider" information.

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