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Tue, 11 Jul


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Polytropos: Live at Open Studio Melbourne!

Celtic music of many twists and turns

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Polytropos: Live at Open Studio Melbourne!
Polytropos: Live at Open Studio Melbourne!

Time & Location

11 Jul 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia

About the event

Multi-instrumentalists Oscar West and Rennie Pearson are masterful, passionate players of Celtic music arranged in an adventurous, conversational style. Their infectious stage presence and musicality has been a hit with audiences since their debut concert at Wellington Folk Festival in 2011 and in the intervening years they have worked extensively as professional musicians both in New Zealand and internationally. The name Polytropos – “the thing of many twists and turns” or “the much-wandering thing” – drives the spirit of West and Pearson’s unique instrumental arrangements and represents the journey each set creates for the listener. It also acknowledges the music’s own odyssey from the shores of Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and other countries around the world to the rugged, natural landscapes of New Zealand. Their playing weaves together the tones of the wooden flute, fiddle, guitar, smallpipes, whistles and voice to produce thoughtful arrangements of melodies that are all at once curious, pure and full of storytelling.

Their self-titled debut album Polytropos is available to download or be purchased as a CD from Bandcamp:

As of just a few weeks ago they are now both based in Melbourne. Having recently come off the back of performing three fantastic shows at the Portarlington National Celtic Folk Festival, they are very excited to announce an intimate concert at Studio Open on Tuesday the 11th of July.

Bookings are as essential as there are limited spaces available.

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