Leland Martin & Friends
December 15, 2023 @ 8:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center: 605 Main Street Middletown, CT 06457 Get Directions
Leland has been playing various styles of traditional fiddle music for over 2 decades. He’s played and judged competitively, well-respected as a session musician with a wealth of tunes, and even written a few tunes himself. Currently residing in the Boston area, Leland is working on various projects in addition to periodic local performances.
A unique voice in the world of celtic music, Neil Pearlman continues to blaze his own trail making music that ranges from the traditional to the avant-garde, in big collectives and intimate duo projects including his one-on-one collaborations recorded and published in the podcast TradCafe. Explore the information, videos and links collected here and sign up for Neil’s mailing list to stay up to date on his latest projects.
Conor Hearn is a stylistically diverse guitar player and instructor who specializes in accompaniment of traditional Irish and Scottish fiddle playing. Hailing from the Irish music communities of Washington D.C. and Maryland, Conor grew up playing fiddle and guitar in the traditional Irish music sessions. While studying to attain his B.A in English Literature with a minor in Music from Tufts University, Conor started working as a professional guitar player by lending his innovative rhythmic skills to the panoply of groups and projects that are taking shape in the Boston area folk music scene.
McKinley James is a cellist studying at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University with Brian Manker. She has played with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, Middlebury College Orchestra, Boston Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, McGill Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Conservatory Symphony, and soloed with the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra.
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