“Ten strings And A Goat Skin are merely the instruments. It is the talent and charm of these three lads that brings them alive…
A magic I never wanted to end.”
– Val Haller ~ Valslist. Chicago (2016)
Transforming tradition with vigour, curiosity, humour and spark, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin are a trio from Prince Edward Island wielding bodhrán, acoustic guitar and violin plays seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining music. Singing in both French and English, they were awarded “World Music Recording of the Year” (2015) by East Coast Music Association, been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and received “Roots-Traditional Album of the Year” (2012) from Music PEI.
Touring constantly through Canada, USA, Europe and the UK, playing at major festivals including: Winnipeg, Vancouver and Calgary Folk Festivals, North Country Fair, Edmonton Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, Tønder Festival (Denmark), and were been invited back for 2 years in a row to Shewsbury Folk Festival (UK).
Their new album Auprès du Poêle (2016) weave old-school Acadian roots (Franco-Canadian) with Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes, filled with wicked grooves and cunning quirks, featuring both traditional and original songs.
This will be the trio’s very first tour in Australia, performing at The National Folk Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival and a series of special concerts across TAS, VIC and NSW. Don’t miss this extraordinary ensemble!
“A drive and perspective that blows the cobwebs off any outdated view of folk music.”
– Kerry Dexter. Ireland (2016)
Thursday 5 April 2018
Doors open at 7:00pm / Performance Starts @ 8:00pm
(2 x Sets + Interval)