You are currently viewing Celtic show en route
Celtic musician Rennie Pearson will stop in Thames. Photo: SUPPLIED

Celtic show en route

Expert celtic multi-instrumentalist Rennie Pearson is taking his solo show of traditional music on the road around Aotearoa.
Proudly bringing the music of Ireland, Scotland, and Maritime Canada into the limelight, Rennie will tour extensively this spring across the North Island, including a stop in Thames.
Rennie has been making a name for himself as a talented musician with years of solid touring and teaching in New Zealand and overseas, both as a solo artist and as a part of numerous celtic acts.
Grounded in the celtic musical traditions, Rennie takes the listener on a journey through history, weaving together tunes and songs and the tales that accompany them to create an intricate and varied show.
His stage presence and storytelling opens the door for audiences to connect with the music of old, reconnecting people with the tightly bound histories, traditions and ancestry of these nations.
Throughout the show, he treats the audience to a wide array of different instruments including the wooden flute, guitar, Irish tin whistles, bodhran (Irish drum), and fiddle.
Rennie grew up in Wellington with celtic music in his blood. Having heard the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland on his parents’ CDs as a baby, he grew up knowing he had to learn to play. He picked up the flute at age eight, learning by ear in Irish sessions under the guidance of Galway born flute player Pat Higgins.
In 2020, he released his first album with Oscar West as their kiwi folk duo Polytropos.
His new album From Across The Seas is set to be released in early October 2022.
DETAILS: Rennie Pearson in Thames, at The Back Room, October 16, 7:30pm. Info at: