Molly’s Revenge returns to the stage in the Pearson Auditorium at the Pendleton Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
The dynamic acoustic Celtic band is largely revered as one of the most energetic, exciting and innovative bands on the west coast. Lindell’s Truck & Auto Parts/Blue Mountain Towing worked with the Arts Center to underwrite the event.
The band’s classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran provides a traditional foundation, but the hard-edged arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels brings a freshness that engages a broad base of fans. Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China.
Frontman David Brewer plays highland bagpipes, border pipes, uillean pipes, whistles, and bodran. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. He has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television.
John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 15 years ago. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He hones his skills annually by attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he has studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin.
Rounding out the group is Stuart Mason, who has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 30 years. His original compositions, which have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available online or by calling the Pendleton Center for the Arts at 541-278-9201. Early ticket purchases are recommended, as this show typically sells out.