Past Dates

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Libby Fireside Concert Series - 7:30pm
284 Bay Rd
Hamilton, MA 01982
Price: $18

Alba's Edge in concert in beautiful Hamilton, MA! Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2420009

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

7:30pm
The First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Copley Square Park
Boston Summer Arts Weekend - 4:15pm
Boylston & Dartmouth
Boston, MA 02101
Price: Free

We are incredibly honored to be playing a short set directly after Natalie MacMaster on the last day of the Boston Summer Arts Weekend! Come out to this incredible free weekend and celebrate great live music in heart of a great city!

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

The Tillotson Center
Run to Fly CD Release - 7:00pm
110 Main St
Colebrook, NH
603-237-9302
Price: $15

Don't miss this very special chance to celebrate the new album only a week and a half after its release! More information at www.gnwca.com or www.AlbasEdge.com. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance at Fiddleheads and the show takes place at 7:00pm at the Tillotson Center, 110 Main St., Colebrook , 603-237-9302.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Run to Fly CD Release - 8:00pm
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
860-347-4957
Price: $10

Don't miss this very special chance to celebrate the new album only a week and a half after its release! More information at www.buttonwood.org or www.AlbasEdge.com. Tickets are $10 at the door and the show takes place at 8:00pm at the Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT, (860) 347-4957.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

The Burren (Brian O'Donovan's Back Room Concert Series)
Run to Fly CD Release!! With Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block and more... - 7:30pm
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Price: $23 in advance

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Run to Fly CD Release Tour!! Double Bill with A Thousand Years at Sea - 8:00pm
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510)548-1761
Price: $17 advance / $19 door

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

House Concert
Santa Rosa, CA

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The Sanctuary
Run to Fly CD Release Tour!! - 8:00pm
1301 J Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Price: $5-20 Sliding Scale

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Northwest CD Release Tour! - 7:30pm
Seattle, WA 98105
Price: $18 ($16 member/seniors, $9 kids)

Celebrating the release of our debut album Run to Fly with the Seattle Folklore Society! Get advance tickets here: http://albasedgeandneilpearlman.brownpapertickets.com/

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Tualatin Heritage Center
Run to Fly CD Release Tour!! - 7:30pm
8700 SW Sweek Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
Price: $20 (students/seniors $15 in advance, kids $10 in advance)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Headwaters Room, Geos Institute
Northwest CD Release Tour! - 7:30pm
84 4th Street
Ashland, OR 97520
United States
9787712455
Price: $15

We are so excited to celebrate the release of our debut album Run to Fly with a Northwest tour! Be one of the first people to pick up the album and see us perform it live! More information on this Ashland show coming soon.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Grass Valley Center For the Arts
Run to Fly CD Release Tour!! Double Bill with A Thousand Years at Sea - 7:30pm
314 W. Main St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Price: $15, $12 members

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Alba's Edge October Tour - 8:00pm
32 Jones St
New York, NY 10001
Price: Donation

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Alba's Edge Opens for The Duhks - 7:30pm
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-432-0333
Price: $39 ($23 Students)

Alba's Edge will be opening for the Juno and Grammy winning and nominated band the Duhks at their concert in Pittsburgh, produced by Calliope House!!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Alba's Edge October Tour - 8:00pm (EST)
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
860-347-4957
Price: $10

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Mt Blue High School - Forum
Alba's Edge with Franklin County Fiddlers - 7:30pm
129 Seamon Rd
Farmington, ME 04938
Price: $10, $25 families

Alba's Edge is excited to collaborate with the Franklin County Fiddlers, a high school music group that explores many styles of fiddling. The Fiddlers with open the show and also play a piece with Alba's Edge during their performance. This concert is a suggested donation of $10, $25 for families, and part of the proceeds will go to the travelling budget of the Franklin County Fiddlers. For more information email albasedge@gmail.com

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Portland New Church
Alba's Edge October Tour - 7:30pm
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
Price: $10, $25 families

For more information on this show or to reserve tickets email albasedge@gmail.com

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Alba's Edge October Tour - 8:00pm (EST)
139 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-9276
Price: $10

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Music Chez Margie and Bent
House Concert with Alba's Edge - 7:30pm
Lexington, MA
Price: Suggested Donation $18

Alba's Edge plays a great house concert series in Lexington! For more information and to RSVP email: margie.bent@yahoo.com

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Davis Square Theatre
Windows Underground Series with Choose to Find - 8:30pm
255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
USA

Alba's Edge will be part of the final installment of Choose to Find's summer residency in Davis Square! Each Thursday night for the second half of the summer Choose to Find will be collaborating with other bands and artists in various media for their Windows Underground series. The schedule for August 28th is:

8:30pm Alba's Edge

9:30pm Lilly Pearlman Dance

10:00pm Choose to Find

More information TBA soon!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Kickstarter Launch Web Concert! - 8:00pm (EST)
Your Computer
Online
Price: Pay What You Want!

A live-streaming web concert to launch our fundraiser to record the first full length Alba's Edge album! No matter where you are in the world you can tune in online and join Alba's Edge for an exclusive preview of some of the brand new material being planned for the album. Pay whatever you want (minimum $1) to gain access to the live stream, happening 8-9pm EST, and you can always tip more over the course of the concert. 

Go to https://www.concertwindow.com/shows/7523-alba-s-edge to buy tickets or to watch the show when it begins!

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Double Bill with Ezekiel's Wheel's Klezmer Band - 8pm
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Price: $15 ($13 members)

Klezmer. Scottish. Jazz. Latin. Chamber Music. Funk. What do these genres have in common? Find out when Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band and progressive Scottish band Alba's Edge join forces for an eclectic evening of new music with traditional roots. The show takes place at 8:00pm on Sunday June 1st at Club Passim in Harvard Square (47 Palmer St, Cambridge). Tickets are $15 (members $13) and can be purchased in advance online at www.passim.org or by calling the reservation line: 617-492-7679.

Internationally-recognized klezmer ensemble Ezekiel’s Wheels brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. They are equally at home on the stage of the International Jewish Music Festival, where judges heralded them as “a true musical democracy,” as in the classroom, where sixth-grade student Jonathan raised his hand to tell them, “Y’all got swag.”

Hailed as “a wonderful concoction” on BBC Radio Scotland and fresh off a US consulate sponsored tour of Mexico, Alba's Edge is ready to rock the house with their unique brand of Jazz and Latin infused Scottish music. The quartet is headed up by brother-sister powerhouse Lilly and Neil Pearlman on Scottish fiddle and piano, and is rounded out with the Latin/Jazz drumming of Jacob Cole and Funk bass stylings of Doug Berns. Their music draws on Jazz harmony and improvisation and Latin/Funk grooves to express the vitality, fire and beauty inherent in Scottish traditional melodies.

For more information visit: www.AlbasEdge.comwww.ewklezmer.com and www.ClubPassim.org

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Alba's Edge in concert - 7:00pm
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-583-0022
Price: $16/$14 members (add $2 if purchased at the door), children and seniors half price

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Skye Theater - 2pm
2 Highland Drive
Carthage, ME 04224
USA
Price: $15

We're excited to be returning to Skye Theater for a Sunday afternoon concert. If you live in Central Maine, we hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Crossroads International Celtic Festival: Closing Concert - 2:00pm
49 Church Street
Bethel, ME 04217
Price: $15

Alba's Edge is excited to be taking part in the closing concert to the inaugural Crossroads International Celtic Festival! The theme of the closing concert is musical families, and the brother/sister centerpiece of Alba's Edge will be augmented my more members of the Pearlman family for this very special event. Check out the rest of the festival and be sure not to miss this epic closing concert, also featuring the Acadian family band Arseneault and the energetic PEI based Ten Strings and a Goat Skin!

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

New World Festival - 12:00-11:00pm
71 N Main St # 73
Randolph, VT 05060
802-728-9878
Price: $37 / $32 advance

Alba's Edge will be one of the featured performing bands at the New World Festival 2013!! More info TBA. Festival website: http://newworldfestival.com

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Bates Folk Festival
Bates College
Lewiston, ME

Alba's Edge will be performing on May 11th as part of the rescheduled Bates Folk Festival. More info TBA.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

TRADITION REBOOT with Ezekiel's Wheels - 8pm
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-388-1168
Price: $10

We're returning to the Lily Pad on March 21, this time in a double bill with wonderful Boston area Klezmer band Ezekiel's Wheels (www.ewklezmer.com). We share with EW an interest in pushing the envelope within our respective musical traditions and are very excited to be joining them for this show. 

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Bates Folk Festival
Bates College
Lewiston, ME

THE BATES FOLK FESTIVAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY BECAUSE OF THE WINTER STORM NEMO THAT IS SET TO PUMMEL THE NORTHEAST THIS WEEKEND. SPECIFIC RESCHEDULED DATE TBA SOON. STAY SAFE!!

 

We are excited to be featured at the Bates Folk Festival, playing a concert set late Friday night to close out the evening as well as a dance set earlier in the evening! This festival is going to be a total blast with an amazing line-up of traditional Celtic and New England music from bands like The Press Gang, Cantrip and Velocipede. Come party with us in Lewiston, Maine! Check out the festival website for information: batesfolkfest.weebly.com

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Demo Release with Firecloud! - 7:30pm
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-388-1168
Price: $10

FIDDLE FUSION featuring Alba's Edge and Firecloud

On January 5th the Lily Pad in Inman Square will play host to a
multi-genre evening of music centered on the melodies of traditional
fiddle music enhanced with harmonies, rhythms and musical approaches
from a variety of other genres. Alba's Edge brings together Scottish
fiddling with Latin, Funk and Jazz influences to create an exciting
musical blend that BBC Radio Scotland called "a wonderful concoction".
 Firecloud combines the driving beats of techno music with live fiddle
tunes and improvisation in a new high-energy sound.  Their blend fuels
a mutual passion for experimentation and a thumping sound for hot
dancing.

Headed up by pianist Neil Pearlman, Alba's Edge is Scottish music with
a heavy dose of Samba, Salsa, Funk and Jazz.  The nationally touring
group brings together Scottish fiddling, Jazz/Funk bass grooves, Latin
percussion and genre-bridging piano playing to infuse traditional
Scottish melodies with new ideas without losing their essentially
Scottish spirit. Featuring Neil Pearlman on piano, Katie McNally on
fiddle, Doug Berns on bass and Jacob Cole on drums, their unique
approach has earned praise from Jazz, Celtic and World Music critics
alike and appeals to an eclectic audience.

Firecloud's combination of techno beats, improvisation and fiddle
tunes from America and beyond is a new sound that shows what happens
when two versatile musicians decide that they want to do
something…different. Julie Vallimont travels nationwide playing with
the contra band Nor’easter and helped pioneer a new live form of
techno contra as a founding member of the band Double Apex; Andy
Reiner has played worldwide with heavy metal, folk, hip-hop,
bluegrass, and Irish groups, and has also composed major works for
string orchestra.  Together with DJ Nanocannon (Andrew Hlynsky), the
trio has created a coherent blend of genres that is sure to get you
dancing.

Friday, January 4th, 2013

St Lawrence Center for the Arts
Demo Release with Velocipede! - 7:30pm
76 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
USA
(207) 775-5568
Price: $12 ($10 in advance)

VELOCIPEDE AND ALBA'S EDGE (formerly Neil Pearlman's Scottish Infusion)

Two fresh and exciting projects headed up by Maine natives will come
together on January 4th in a celebration of the vibrant Maine fiddle
music scene.  Velocipede, the fiddle and mandolin/tenor guitar duo of
Julia Plum and Baron Collins-Hill joins forces with pianist Neil
Pearlman's Scottish/Latin/Jazz project Alba's Edge to present an
evening of high energy music to ward off the chill of the Maine
winter. Ranging from traditional toe tapping fiddle tunes to blood
pumping Latin, Jazz and Funk grooves, this is not a show to be missed.

As the duo Velocipede, Julia Plumb (fiddle, viola, foot percussion)
and Baron Collins-Hill (mandolin, tenor guitar) play original and
traditional fiddle tunes from New England, Quebec, Appalachia,
Scandinavia, and the British Isles. They play with a tight, close
sound, staying true to the tunes and bolstering them with with driving
dance rhythms and sweet harmonies. Julia and Baron met at Maine Fiddle
Camp in 2008. Once they began playing together, the tunes came
flooding uncontrollably out of their fingers. They played through the
day and through the night, played while the mosquitoes bit and the
shooting stars fell, played until the turtles and fish and herons
danced out of the lake and the sun rose. They are still playing.

The brainchild of pianist Neil Pearlman, Alba's Edge is Scottish music
with a heavy dose of Samba, Salsa, Funk and Jazz. Called "a wonderful
concoction" on the BBC Radio Scotland, Alba's Edge brings together
Scottish fiddling, Jazz/Funk bass grooves, Latin percussion and
genre-bridging piano playing to infuse traditional Scottish melodies
with new ideas without losing their essentially Scottish spirit.
Featuring Neil Pearlman on piano, Katie McNally on fiddle, Doug Berns
on bass and Jacob Cole on drums, their unique approach has earned
praise from Jazz, Celtic and World Music critics alike and appeals to
an eclectic audience.

New CD "Run to Fly" Now Available!!

We are so very excited to announce that our brand new album Run to Fly is now available to the public! You can order your copy here: 

http://paddledoo.com/runtofly.htm

Album downloads are available through CD Baby here:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/albasedge

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