A globetrotting blend of Maori, Pacific and Scottish music

Transcending the seams of Maori, Pacific and Scottish culture, Pacific Curls brings their worldly and enthralling music to Whittingham Memorial Institute next week.

With a cornerstone of backbeat Pacific rhythms, vivacious Scottish fiddle playing and evocative Maori instrumentation and lyrics, Pacific Curls have pioneered a fusion sound that seamlessly blends their indigenous roots.

Their world-ribbed sounds and precise arrangements are played on an impressive collection of instruments, from ukulele, cajon and Taonga Puoro to various traditional Maori percussion instruments.

Classifying their sound is a challenge. They use jazz chordal transitions, traditional Scottish fiddle tunes, political and moving lyrics in Maori and English and world instruments with Pacific-style beats and moods before shaking and baking it all into a contemporary and intriguing edginess.

Geoff Hoskin, promoter at Whittingham Memorial Institute, said: “I saw a taster of this show last year and wanted to bring them to Whittingham.

“Pacific Curls are very talented musicians, fun, entertaining, moving and engaging so we will have a great evening.

“The hall will be set cabaret-style so bring your own drink and glasses. There will be a raffle too.”

The concert takes place at the Memorial Institute on Friday, September 26, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, £8, £7 conc, £4 children, £18 family, are available on 01665 574964, geoff.hoskin@gmail.com or online at www.highlight snorth.co.uk