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Ed & Neil Pearlman:  American Scottish

  Scottish music from America, the crossroads of cultures:

Scottish & Cape Breton fiddle & piano flavored with jazz and Latin

American Scottish -- a hybrid of Scottish and Cape Breton traditions as performed for over 30 years by fiddler Ed Pearlman.  Based in Boston and Maine, Ed has cultivated Scottish traditional music throughout America as a performer, teacher, and promoter of great fiddlers.  His son, pianist Neil Pearlman, grew up with this legacy and infused it with jazz, Latin, and pipe band rhythms – an expression of America, crossroads of cultures.

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Listen to or download tracks below, some are 30 second samples, some full tracks

  1 Rory   Lt Maguire / Rory MacLeod (P/M Donald MacLeod)


  2 Delvin   Delvin Side (trad., variations by J.S. Skinner, one by Ed & Neil) / Keep It Up (As a thoiseach) / Traditional reel / Mr John Angus of Calcutta (Wm Marshall) / Jenna Reid of Quarff (Kevin Mackenzie)


  3 Claret  New Claret / West Mabou Reel / Dismissal Reel (Sandy MacLean)


  4 Macbeth   Chase (Ed Pearlman) / Macbeth (Ed Pearlman) / Denno Dude (Ed Pearlman) / Bulgarian Bandit (Murray Blair)


  5 Gow  Lament for the Death of James Moray of Abercairney (Niel Gow) / Miss Marianne Oliphant (Robert Macintosh) / The Auld Reel / Maj. L. Stewart of the Island of Java (Wm Marshall)

  6 Seann   Gin Ye Kiss My Wife, I'll Tell the Minister / Seann Truibhas Uilleachann / Bulgarian Red (Charlie McKerron)


  7 Skeabost  Peter Mackinnon of Skeabost (Dr. John MacAskill) / Traditional Reel / Ale is Dear / Sleepy Maggie


  8 Brose   Earl of Virginia (Ed Pearlman) / 'Gad Fhaicinn (Ed Pearlman) / Brose and Butter / Fonab House (Niel Gow Jr)


  9 Helen   Helen Black of Inveran (Jim Richie) / Marquis of Huntly's Wedding Medley / Devil in the Kitchen / Lochiel's Awa' tae France / Kate's Reel (Ed Pearlman)


10 Laura   Laura's Slow Reel (Ed Pearlman) / Mrs Dundas of Arniston (Wm Gow) / Sandy's New Chanter (Tom McAllister)