2018 Highlights – Highland Soles concert Maine; school programs; Bangor pipe band show; DEFFA; Highland Soles ceilidhs
2017 Highlights – Highland Soles concert in Weston MA; Scottish tours; Ed & Neil at Blue, Portland; Scottish dances in Maine, Vermont, New York; Fiddle Hell Massachusetts;
2016 Highlights – Fiddle Hell November; Ed judged U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championships; taught Maine Fddle Camp; music/hiking tours of Scottish highlands, Skye, Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, Aberdeenshire; Downeast Folk Festival; Cancer Benefit; Highland Soles Trio’s Gulf Coast tour of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana; Dance Flurry; Boston Celtic Music Festival; show with Eric McDonald at Blue
2015 Highlights – Highland Soles Trio tour to Colorado and New Mexico; Ed teaches at Fiddle Hell; Canadian-
2014 Highlights – Highland Soles Trio tour to Colorado and New Mexico; performer/teacher at Fiddle Hell, Westford MA; played Niel Gow’s fiddle at Blair Castle in Scotland; Albany NY dance and house concert; played with Sandy Brechin, Gordon Gunn & Marc Clement, Patsy Reid, in Scotland. Kennebunk dance; Boston Ball welcome dance; workshop in NYC; Laura Scott Dance Group in Colebrook NH and in Portland ME; Dance Flurry (Saratoga Sprints) Scottish dances & fiddle workshop; BCMFest Urban Ceilidh; Ed & Neil in concert in West Brookfield, Mass; Ed & Eric at Easy Day; Maine Fiddle Camp.
2013 Highlights – Fiddle Hell Concord MA; Crossroads Celtic Festival; Neil & Ed perform CD release concerts in Portland ME, Boston area, Concord NH, Albany NY, Connecticut, western Mass, Burlington VT; contra dance in Albany; radio interviews/performances on WGBH, WMPG, WMUA/WRSI; tour to Portland OR, Seattle, and southern California; Blackstone River Theater (RI); Gulf Coast tour: Florida (Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Pensacola), Mobile, New Orleans; Burns Concerts, Hamilton MA and Portland ME (sold out 2d year in a row!); Party of Three tour (Ed joins Neil & Joe) to Phillie, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Glen Echo; Boston Scottish Fiddle Club workshop; DEFFA festival; 24th annual Laura Scott Dance Camp; Portland Celtic Celebration at One Longfellow Square; Maine Fiddle Camp; RSCDS dance Boston Hospitality; Neil/Lilly/Ed perform at Blue; BSFC workshop.
2012 Highlights – Ed & Neil tour (14 performances, 6 workshops & a fiddle competition) in New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, New Orleans. ME Fiddle Camp Benefit at Chocolate Church. Workshops at USM Fiddle Fest. Highland Soles perform at Boston Celtic Music Festival. Burns Concert (sold out) in Portland ME; Lecture/demo before Natalie MacMaster’s Portland Ovations concert; Blue with Ed & Neil; contras with Party of Three in Albany & Woodstock; Highland Soles headlined the 25th annual Gala concert of Strathspey & Reel Society of New Hampshire; hiking/music trip to Scotland; Lake Erie tour to Toronto, Ann Arbor, Chicago, South Bend, Cleveland, Edinboro (judged US National Scottish Fiddle Championships); Maine Fiddle Camp; Pinewoods English-
2011 highlights – Ed performs original music for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, sponsored by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 12 shows Oct 20-
2010 highlights – Performance/ceilidh in Thomaston; Highland Soles in concert in Chicago; Ed at Blue; Contra dance in New York City; BSFC workshops; Highland Soles at St Lawrence Arts Center; Neil, Ed, Laura at Edinburgh Folk Club (click to see photos); Maine Fiddle Camp; performance at Blue; benefit for Maine Fiddle Camp at Chocolate Church; Boston Scottish Fiddle Club workshops; Portland ceilidh (25-
2009 highlights– New York City concert by Highland Soles; music & hiking tour to the Highlands of Scotland; Ed performed on Niel Gow’s fiddle at Blair Castle; Scottish dances Boston and Albany; workshops New York City and Boston; original music for Strindberg’s play Miss Julie composed & performed by Ed performed with Maeve Gilchrist; Ohio Scottish Arts School, Swannanoa Celtic Week, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Maine Fiddle Camp; music director for Pinewoods English-
2007 highlights: Highland Soles performs in Concert for Jerry Holland at BU, Boston; Boston Hospitality CD release party; Contra dance benefit for Portland Ballet; Ed teaches Ohio Scottish Arts School with Carl MacKenzie and Mike Vass; Ed & Neil perform at Iron Horse "basement"; Highland Soles at Clan MacGillivray annual banquet; Maine Fiddle Camp; Highland Soles featured at Maine Highland Games; Portland Stage show of Laura Scott's Highland/modern choreographies; Highland Soles 5th annual at Saco River Grange; Highland Soles school program near Worcester MA; performance and dance workshop at Downeast Folk Festival; Neil plays with Frank Ferrel at Blue; Burns dinner in NH, Kaler school program South Portland, Gorham library program; Ed does judging/workshop/performance at NE Florida Scottish Games.
2006 highlights: Sold-
2005 highlights: Highland Soles shows at UMaine Farmington, St Lawrence Arts Center, Saco River Grange, Center for Cultural Exchange, Johnny D's (Boston), Cape Breton house parties; Ed taught & performed in Scotland at the Blazin Fiddles camp near Inverness; Noonday concert downtown Portland including Scottish, jazz, klezmer & Danish music; Laura performed with Angel Band at Saco River Grange; seasonal Highland Soles ceilidhs; Highland Soles performance/demo at Portland Public Libary; Boston Scottish Fiddle Club workshops & performances by Ed; performance at Portland City Hall chanukah party; Ed & Neil in Latin band for summer.
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