Alison Perkins, fiddle, & Nick Brown, Irish pipes – AlgomaTrad House Concert, Sunday, September 11

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Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown will be performing an AlgomaTrad House Concert in the Desbarats area on Sunday, September 11, 7pm. Tickets are on a sliding scale from $15-$25, children under 12 free. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets now or call 705 971 4800 to book your seat! Ticket buyers will be advised of the location of the concert.

Alison and Niclolas are one of the brightest Irish music duos in the United States. They have been playing music on the uilleann (Irish) pipes, flute and fiddle together for fifteen years. Since the release of their album All Covered With Moss, Alison and Nicolas have been bringing their close musical partnership to the stage. Together and as individual artists, they have performed and taught at festivals, concerts, and tionóil (Irish piping conventions) across North America. The two musicians research forgotten settings of obscure tunes and introduce them to audiences in a musical style that is bold, spirited, unique, and undeniably rooted in the tradition. Over the years, they have continued to hone their signature sound and perform for Irish traditional music fans across the country, from San Francisco to Boston.

All Covered With Moss was released in October 2016, to much critical acclaim. The album has been praised as “one of the best fiddle and uilleann pipes albums of the past ten years.” (Irish Music Magazine), « a duo that listens to each other, responding in the moment with structure and spontaneity; blissfully at one in their loose and elastic athleticism » (Songlines Magazine UK), as well as « a grand duo and a lovely racket. » (The Irish Echo)

The two met at the 2007 Goderich Celtic festival, where Alison was performing with the Irish singer Seán Keane. Five years later they got married at a musical barn wedding in Alison’s hometown. Instead of a first dance, they had a first tune, “Johnny Cope”, which is included on their album.

Alison and Nicolas have both taught and performed at respected venues, schools and festivals across North America, including the Ark (Ann Arbor, MI), the St. Louis Tionól, New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, the Michigan Irish Music Festival, the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, and the West Coast Tionól.

Check out a video of Alison and Nicolas here!

Listen to their music on Bandcamp!