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Aerialists – Canadian Juno Nominated Neo-Folk Band
January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm£10.00
Aerialists is a JUNO nominated neo-folk quintet from Toronto, Canada. Their music combines a love for folk tradition with a deep desire to experiment with form. With one album under their belt, the band has already made a name for themselves with a distinctive hybrid approach to traditional music; their songs carry historical weight without ever being stale or tired.
Aerialists was formed when Adam Iredale-Gray (guitar), Elise Boeur (fiddle) & Mairi Chaimbeul (Scottish harp) were studying at Berklee College of Music. Each player had a unique musical background – Boeur had completed an intensive study in folk music at a Norwegian college, Chaimbeul had established herself as an acclaimed Scottish harpist steeped in her native Gaelic tradition, and Iredale-Gray had spent years touring North America with acclaimed folk band Fish & Bird. Joined live by top Canadian rhythm section players Steven Foster (drums) and Alan MacKie (bass), the project became their musical meeting point – where each was able to synthesize their influences into an entirely unique whole.