By Neil Pearlman

On stage I often describe my improvisations around traditional melodies as “looking at a tune through a prism”. Each time the tune is repeated it appears in a different light, highlighting facets previously overlooked, expanding one motif, glossing over another. This album is a collection of traditional melodies that inspire me, many from the Scottish Gaelic song tradition and a few from the related bagpipe and fiddle repertoires. Each melody is refracted in its own way through me and the Yamaha CX7 grand piano at Simpson Street Studios. Recording a solo piano record has been an incredibly powerful experience, allowing me the freedom to explore my musical voice in isolation while also requiring a deep self-examination that hasn’t always been comfortable. I have come out of it a better musician and artist than when I started and I am very excited to share the journey with you.
– Neil

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