PerKelt

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PerKelt

PerKelt is a Pagan Speed Folk band based in London, UK. Since 2008, the crazily fast, complicated, yet powerful rhythms and Celtic melodies became their trademark over the years of touring festivals in the UK and Europe. PerKelt music blends together an unrivalled rhythmical synergy of drums and guitars, powerful vocals, the unique sound of sliding didgeridoo and the “battle of talents” of prodigy recorder player Paya and her Scottish fiddle counterpart Duncan. Wrapped together in pagan poetry and with a strong message of freedom and joy, PerKelt is a band firmly rooted in their skills and talent, yet elusively beyond physical limits...

With four critically acclaimed albums released to date, various awards received from the music industry, hundreds of performances all over Europe, and countless dedicated fans all over the World, PerKelt are:

Paya Lehane: recorders, vocals, percussion
Stepan Honc: guitar, vocals
Duncan Menzies: fiddle, vocals
David Maurette: drums, percussion
Jay Fraser: sliding didgeridoo, vocals

Discography:

2011: Musica Mardania
2013: Dowry of a Troll Woman
2016: Dancer in the Wind
2019: Air and Fire

Awards:

2014: Exposure Music Awards (UK) “Best Live Act in the UK” Winner
2017: Bastaard Fantasy Awards (NL) “Best Live Act International” Finalist
2018: International Acoustic Music Awards (USA) “Best Group/Duo” Finalist

Testimonials:

"Those who like folk music should be in Paradise!" – Darren Hirst (Twilight Dawning, UK)
"...they are energized in a way I haven't heard before!" – Gerry Michaels (Medieval Archives, USA/UK)
"PerKelt perform [with] a synergy unequalled in Celtic music." – John Hillman (Exposure Music Awards, UK)
"...spectacular live shows and dropping jaws within the audience!" – Paul MacArthur (Celtic Radio, USA/Canada)
“I had tears pouring over my cheeks [...] the ultimate form of Pagan Folk extravaganza! [...] ‘battle’ of talents. Simply awesome!” – Cliff de Booy (CeltCast, Netherlands) 2019

Videos:

Air and Fire official video 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dez_QSpf88M
Tourdion - LIVE CastleFest 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BY5iHjUrF8
Robin and Parakeet official video 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EvD5ra6B8Q

Links:

PerKelt website: www.perkelt.com
PerKelt latest album (Air and Fire) on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3QD7X1X6UqdT8RFRYbEXRL
PerKelt YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/perkeltofficial
PerKelt Facebook: www.facebook.com/perkeltmusic
PerKelt Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/perkelt


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