Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • $16
  •     Tickets    
    or $18 day of show

Ten Strings and A Goat Skin

Age-old entertainments - sitting around the fire, telling tales - can take on ever-new faces. Young acoustic power trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin from Canada's Prince Edward Isle know this, transforming tradition with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humor. Hailed on two continents as "infectious" and "the best of contemporary/trad Celtic music" Ten Strings And A Goat Skin are a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. Percussionist Caleb Gallant, fiddler Rowen Gallant, and guitarist Jesse Périard are pushing boundaries and reinvigorating timeless traditional music for the 21st century. Ten Strings and a Goat Skin have received more Canadian Folk Music Award 2016 nominations than any other band in the country. The group is nominated in three categories and member Rowen Gallant is up for best traditional singer of 2016. The band is inviting a new circle of listeners with their newest CD, "Auprès du Poêle" ("around the woodstove") for sometimes moody, sometimes high-energy sets of original and traditional songs. Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of PEI's traditional music, Ten Strings and a Goatskin weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks, flirting with indie's best moments. Don't miss their Blackstone River Theatre debut!