As a singer and a songwriter, Jim Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music. He was the long-time lead singer of the phenomenal Scottish band Old Blind Dogs In 2004, Jim was songwriter of the year in the Scots Trad Music Awards, and he has been nominated three times for Scots Singer of the Year.
Neil Pearlman, the truly amazing pianist who really shone recently in our St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn series, will open. See below....
Jim has a huge repertoire of songs from the Scottish tradition and is a noted interpreter of Burns. These old songs are complemented by his own original and award-winning songs, which are at once completely modern and accessible, yet an utterly authentic addition to the cannon of Scottish music.
"Given the right song, he'll melt you in your seat," as one critic wrote. What's more, Jim's between-song wit has developed to an art form all of its own. Not to be missed!
Neil Pearlman (and Friends). Just Neil tonight on solo piano.
The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature.
Ticket prices vary and there is a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the code.
Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!
The Burren Backroom (View)
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144