Friday July 27: Alba’s Edge with Nicole Rabata and Matt Shipman
Doors 7:30 Show at 8:00 pm
$15 adults; $10 students and children
Scottish fiddle, Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, funky bass lines and a-a celebration of Portland’s vibrant and innovative Celtic music and dance scene that is not to be missed!
An innovative Scottish/jazz pianist and Portland
Maine native, Neil Pearlman (“A force to be reckoned with”–Brian
O’Donovan, WGBH), has brought together an unlikely combination of
musicians to form a fresh new sound hailed as ”a wonderful concoction”
on BBC Radio Scotland. Co-led by Neil’s sister Lilly on the fiddle,
the band centers around their dynamic musical relationship, a
connection fostered by growing up together in a family steeped in
Scottish music and dance. Rounding out the quartet will be Oliver
Watkinson on the bass and Jacob Cole on the drums.
Opening the show will be central members of the Portland Celtic music scene, Nicole Rabata
(Flute) and Matt Shipman (Guitar and Bouzouki).
The show will also feature Scottish dancing by Laura Scott, who combines the Scottish Highland
Dance tradition with improvisation and elements of modern dance.