Joe K. Walsh, Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 - 7:30PM
Joe K. Walsh; Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman

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Change Alert: Celia Woodsmith has been exposed to Covid-19 and is unable to perform as scheduled.  Instead, fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman will join Joe K. Walsh in a streaming concert.

The New Revival Coffeehouse will present a live streaming concert on Saturday Dec. 5  from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. featuring three fine musicians: mandolinist and vocalist Joe K. Walsh, fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman.

Watch the concert via Zoom or Facebook live.  There will be a concert link on the New Revival Coffeehouse Facebook page shortly before the concert begins . Admission is free, but please consider making a $10 donation to the artists’ tip jar during the concert.  

Mandolinist and songwriter Joe K. Walsh comes out of the New England roots music scene.  A musician’s musician, he has played with a number of prominent artists like Darol Anger and the Gibson Brothers, and pop-grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow, a band he co-founded. 

His recent album “Borderland” features roots musicians like fiddlers Bruce Molsky and Brittany Haas, and banjo player Gabe Hershfeld. The songs include Joe’s own lyrics, as well as poems by W.B. Yeats that he set to music.

“The new face of Scottish fiddling in the USA” (The Living Tradition), Katie McNally has made waves in both the American folk music scene and abroad since the release of her debut album “Flourish” in 2013.

Her newest album, “The Boston States” was recorded in Cape Breton and has been featured on NPR (The World, Thistle and Shamrock) and was hailed as “one of the best Cape Breton records of the past ten years” (Irish Music Magazine).

Recent covergirl for Fiddler Magazine, Katie has performed and taught fiddle courses in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Scotland, England and France. She has been a member of the fiddle supergroup Childsplay since 2009 and a member of the all-woman trad group, Long Time Courting.

Multi-instrumentalist, stepdancer and host of podcast TradCafe, Neil Pearlman is a vital and distinctive voice in contemporary traditional music. 

Described as “a tremendous pianist” on BBC Radio Scotland and “a force to be reckoned with” by WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan, Neil is recognized in many Celtic music circles for his unique approach to the piano. 

Rooted in traditional Cape Breton piano styles, he adds jazz harmony and the syncopations of funk, Cuban, and Brazilian dance music to create a unique and infectious sound. It was this innovative style that led legendary Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland to say “watching Neil’s hands on the piano was like watching two spiders on crack!”





New Revival Coffeehouse is at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, 353 Great Rd., Stow MA 01775. For directions, click here.

All shows are on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 the day of the show.

For questions, call 978-274-2593, or email

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The New Revival Coffeehouse is wheelchair accessible.