Photo: Aerialists

 

Bring a blanket, a festival chair and a picnic and head down for the 2nd concert in the FREE Elevate Summer Concert Series right in the heart of Cumberland. 7 pm till 9:30 pm every Thursday July 4 through to August 15. The July 11th event features The Aerialists with special guests!

In a world where hyphenated genres are becoming the norm, all kinds of monikers are available for a contemporary folk band – post-folk, trad-core, alt-roots. File under World, or file under Celtic? Aerialists fits best with the beautifully contradictory term prog-trad, melding their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities with a deep love for folk traditions.

Featuring Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger, Brìghde Chaimbeul), and Canadian neo-folk innovators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) on guitar and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) on fiddle, the transatlantic quintet draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music.

The Elevate Summer Concert Series is a project of the Elevate Consortium with support and friendship from Cumberland Village Works, Riders Pizza, The Waverley Hotel, Relay Event Rentals and the Village of Cumberland in Cumberland BC!

 
 
Meaghan Cursons

Elevate Summer Concert Series