PerKelt

Live Act Worldmusic Folk Acoustic Gothic Celtic Folk
PerKelt - Worldmusic Folk Acoustic Gothic Celtic Folk Live Act in London

PerKelt Short Info

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 sounds, having invented their original powerful "speed folk" style, which instantly grabs the attention of audiences everywhere.

So far PerKelt, the winner of Exposure Music Awards Best Live Act 2014 (UK), 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.

"...spectacular live shows and dropping jaws within the audience!"
- Paul MacArthur (Celtic Radio, USA/Canada)

"...their music is an advaturous delight."
-Michael Lohr (Renessaince Magazine, USA)

"Those who like folk music should be in Paradise!"
- Darren Hirst (Twilight Dawning, London UK)

"PerKelt performs at the highest level of professionalism. The combined talents of Pavlina, Stepan, and William provide a synergy unequaled in Celtic music."
- John Hillman (Exposure Music Awards, UK)

PerKelt are:
Pavlina Bastlova – lead vocals and 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 - guitars
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.

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 sounds, having invented their original powerful "speed folk" style, which instantly grabs the attention of audiences everywhere.

So far PerKelt, the winner of Exposure Music Awards Best Live Act 2014 (UK), 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,...

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Discography PerKelt

  • 2013 Dowry of a Troll Woman Album | Self-Released
  • 2011 Musica Mardania Album | Self-Released
  • 2009 Eponymous Album | Self-Released

Media

  • Video Perkelt Live at The Rabbit ...
  • Video Perkelt@Water Rats
  • Video PerKelt - Quen a Omagen - U...
  • Video PerKelt, Santa Maria live a...
  • Video Amazing RECORDER player, so...
  • Sound Ay Vist Lo Lop

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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Pavlina Bastlova Recorders, Celtic Harp, Vocals
  • Stepan Honc Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Will Connor Percussion
  • David Maurette Percussion