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Polytropos: Live at Montsalvat
Polytropos: Live at Montsalvat

Fri, 22 Sept

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Montsalvat

Polytropos: Live at Montsalvat

Celtic Music of Many Twists and Turns

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Time & Location

22 Sept, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095, Australia

About the Event

Kiwi multi-instrumentalists Oscar West and Rennie Pearson are the traditional music duo Polytropos. They are masterful, passionate players of Celtic music, arranged in an adventurous, conversational way.

“Polytropos” comes from ancient Greek and appears hundreds of times in Homer’s Odyssey. It's many possible translations range from “much-travelled” to “many-faced” to “a thing of many twists and turns.” All of these connotations feel perfect to describe the music we seek to create: dynamic, much-wandering journeys through tunes songs and a musical tradition that had travelled half a world to reach us in New Zealand.

Polytropos released their first album in 2020. Since their debut concert at Wellington Folk Festival in 2011 their unique, charismatic stage presence and playing style has been a hit with audiences at festivals and tours across New Zealand and Australia from tiny churches to big stages. The duo recently performed at the National Celtic Folk Festival Australia in June 2023.

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