Ed and Neil Pearlman have toured together for many years throughout the US, and in Canada and Scotland. They’ve made 3 recordings together, and recently published a tunebook of their tunes, The Pine Street Collection.
Ed Pearlman draws on 40 years of playing for concerts, dances, classes & ceilidhs, and making 4 albums, as well as teaching, promoting and writing about Scottish music. He has taught fiddle to ensembles and individuals aged 8-88, at the Portland Conservatory of Music since 2003. Ed ran the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club and its associated events 1981-1999, as well as many other camps and groups, served as music columnist for Scottish Life magazine for 24 years (his book compiling these writings is available from Amazon), founded and runs fiddle-online.com, and co-leads summer music & walking tours in Scotland.
Neil Pearlman is internationally known as an innovative pianist, immersed in the music of Scotland and Cape Breton. His unique style is enhanced in organic and thrilling ways by his deep knowledge of jazz, funk and other styles. He is also a mandolinist and stepdancer. Neil has performed solo, and has toured and recorded with the well-known Shetland fiddler Kevin Henderson, the Katie McNally Trio, Alba’s Edge, Party of Three, and the quartet Fàrsan. His podcast/record label TradCafe comprises over 60 interviews and duos with top traditional musicians and now features regular recordings by Neil, both solo and with guests.