Aerialists are descending on the Village of Cumberland Thursday. Photo submitted

Transatlantic Quintet Aerialists descend onto Cumberland

Aerialists are descending on the Village of Cumberland Thursday, July 19 at the Cumberland Masonic Hall for a special concert event.

These masters of the beautifully contradictory sound prog-trad, meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities with a deep love for folk traditions. The transatlantic quintet draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive post-rock textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music.

Aerialists formed in early 2014 when long-time collaborators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) joined Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger & The Furies) at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Their eclectic musical sensibilities and intuitive instrumentation create an engaging tapestry of sound packed with depth, emotion and history.

Their debut EP was released in 2016, and the new album Group Manoeuvre was released on Sept. 19 2017 on on Fiddlehead Records, accompanied by Canadian and European album release tours.

Raised in a family of artists and musicians on the remote Isle of Skye, and now in-demand in throughout Europe and North America, award-winning Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul combines a deep-rooted sense of Gaelic tradition with a distinctive improvising voice and honed classical technique.

A founding member of critically acclaimed Canadian indie-folk band Fish & Bird, Adam Iredale-Gray has been touring hard for the past nine years.

His writing style draws on the formative Irish sessions of his youth in Victoria, as well as contemporary folk, jazz and pop influences such as Oliver Schroer, Brad Mehldau, and Bon Iver. His tunes have become part of the standard repertoire in Western Canadian fiddle circles.

Vancouver-born fiddler Elise Boeur immersed herself in traditional music in Ireland as a youth, later moving between jazz schools in North America and Norwegian folk music college deep in the mountains of Telemark.

She has brought her sonic sensitivity and passion for folk traditions to a staggering variety of projects, from alt-folk Canadiana to prog metal.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. with the show at 8:30. Tickets are $16 in advance. $20 at door. Kids under 14 $5 at door. This concert is being presented by the Cumberland Forest, Elevate and the Convoy Club as part of the Forest Stories Summer Camp. Find out more at cumberlandforest.com

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