PENDLETON — Acoustic Celtic band Molly’s Revenge will make a return engagement at 7 p.m. Friday in the Pendleton Center for the Arts Pearson Auditorium, 214 N. Main St.
The band’s classic combination of bagpipes, whistle and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola and bodhran provides a traditional foundation, but the hard-edged arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels brings a freshness that engages a broad base of fans.
Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the U.S. and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China.
Frontman David Brewer plays highland bagpipes, border pipes, uillean pipes, whistles and bodhran. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. He has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television.
John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 15 years ago. He lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He travels annually to the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal and has studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin.
Rounding out the group is Stuart Mason, who has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 30 years. His original compositions have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the Pendleton Center for the Arts, 541-278-9201.