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London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band World Celtic




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2011 Musica Mardania
2013 Dowry of a Troll Woman



PerKelt has performed it's unique, progressive Celtic music since 2008. All it's members are highly-qualified, accomplished and award-winning musicians. They unleash the passion and energy of strong melodic Celtic and medieval (mostly Galician) sounds, having invented their original powerful "speed folk" style, which instantly grabs the attention of audiences everywhere.

So far PerKelt have released three highly acclaimed albums and they have performed over 400 gigs across the world. They regularly perform at various Celtic festivals, World music, folk music and Irish music venues, as well as pubs, churches, castles and Arts Centres. 

They are extremely proud to bring refreshing, innovative and evocative Celtic and Medieval World music in a way that has never been heard before. They simply cannot be missed!

Awards: The Best Live Act - Exposure Music Awards 2014 

PerKelt are:

Pavlina Bastlova: vocals, recorders
Founding member and a lead composer of the band PerKelt, born in the Czech Republic, Paja was considered to be child prodigy recorder player since she was 4 years old. She has won many recorder competitions, following a methods of her teacher Jan Milde and graduated at the Academy of Music in Brno and the Conservatory Pardubice, Czech Republic in wind instruments and history of music. Previously, Paja has played with many Early Music ensembles and had attended the International Summer School of Early Music in Valtice regularly but since 2008 on concentrates on the PerKelt project only.

Stepan Honc: guitar
Founding member of the band PerKelt, born in the Czech Republic, Stepan graduated from The Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia and graduated with honours at The Conservatory Pardubice, Czech Republic in Classical guitar playing and history of music and in 2002, Stepan won the Guitarreando classical guitar competition. Since 2008 Stepan puts all his time and effort in the PerKelt project as the musical director and leading arranger of Early Music.

Will Connor: percussion
Percussionist of the band, Will recently completed his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Royal Holloway University of London where he studied Medieval and Neo-Medievalist music. He has been a working musician in various genres since the mid-1980s, and draws from his experiences while living and performing in the Appalachian mountains, Hawai`i, Alaska, Tibet/China, and as part of multiple European, North American, and Asian tours and festivals to bring an added unique timbre element to the band. Will performs on an array of traditional and self-made percussion to the band, including Egyptian tabla, Iranain tonbak, Tlingit Ixt frame drum, Middle Eastern tar, duf, nagara, and doumbek, as well as several Medieval percussion instruments.

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