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Valley Stage at Spruce Peak: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

April 13 @ 7:30 pm

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Thursday, April 13, 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 after 5pm day of performance.
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 “A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse” – The Guardian

Hailed as “infectious” and “the best of contemporary/trad Celtic music” Ten Strings and a Goat Skin are a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio who transform tradition with vigor, curiosity and sparks of goofy humor. Together they weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves, clever quirks, ceaseless energy and a fiery stage presence. The band won the East Coast Music Associations 2015 World Music Recording of the Year and their latest CD four nominations at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin rose to prominence on the folk circuit in Canada, with brothers Rowen Gallant and Caleb Gallant (fiddle and percussion) joining schoolmate Jesse Périard (guitar) to explore new approaches to arranging traditional songs and tunes. They soon began writing songs and expanding their audience to the U.S.

Inspired by their Atlantic Canadian histories and roots, the trio maintains its powerful ties to the music of Prince Edward Island. Their original songs take their cues sonically from the island’s rich mix of Celtic and Francophone elements and lyrically from a deeply felt connection to the history of Eastern Canada (Caledonia). Their latest CD, Auprès du Poêle (Around the Woodstove) highlights this cross pollination.



April 13
7:30 pm
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