Ten Strings and a Goatskin

www.tenstringsandagoatskin.com

 
Monday 6th November - 8.00pm
 
Ten Strings and a Goatskin

A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, innovative and wildly entertaining trad. music powerhouse” The Guardian

Hailed on two continents as” infectious” and “the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music” Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more.

Band members Jesse Periard, Rowen Gallant and Caleb Gallant highly respect the traditions of the music they play but are riding the wave that is redefining the roots of that music. Their original material maintains solid traditional elements but explores rich world flavours and textures. The results have been described as “intoxicating” and “refreshing” prompting a programmer for a major US festival to state “I don’t like Trad but I love this!” They were subsequently given a main stage billing at his festival.

All three members are proudly Canadian but their roots are twisty. Rowen and Caleb, natives of Prince Edward Island on Canada’s eastern coastline, come from Acadian, Irish, Scottish, and English heritage. They were fortunate to grow up at time of French/Acadian cultural and linguistic resurgence within the province. Jesse grew up on Prince Edward Island but was born in Canada’s only remaining French province, Quebec, and so grew up in a bilingual home. All were graduates from French First Language schools and do believe their cultural backgrounds and influences help them appeal to a wider range of music lovers.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin have recently released their second studio album and are delighted with the new offerings. This group, whose members are as happy at a local Irish session or fiddle camp as they are on a main stage, are very excited about the future and their music. The spirit of the tradition is in good hands with Ten Strings And A Goat Skin.

Doors open at 7.15pm

 

All tickets: £8.00

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