Oscar West and Rennie Pearson are the masterful acoustic duo Polytropos, specialising in the performance of Scottish, Irish and global traditional music.
With a highly responsive and conversational quality to their performance, West and Pearson take their listeners on a varied journey across several Western and Eastern traditions and several centuries, weaving the tones of the fiddle, wooden flute, guitar, voice, whistles and Scottish smallpipes in beautiful and inventive ways. Polytropos is an immensely memorable listening experience for all ages and will have your heart soaring and toes tapping.
The Duo are New Zealand-based but take their name from an ancient Greek word whose translation ranges from ‘well-travelled,’ to ‘many faced,’ to ‘the man of twists and turns’, polytropos captures the essence of how these young multi-instrumentalists approach their music – a dynamic range of tunes, songs and instrumental spirited sets arranged in thoughtful and exciting ways, never tied to just one particular part of the world.
Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
Friday July 14. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30 start. $10 on the door.
Licensed bar and yummy food.
Performance time: 20 mins to 1.5 hours (two 45 min sets with break)