Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
Corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Australia
11th April 2018
Prince Edward Island trio Ten Strings And A Goat Skin announce their first tour of Australia in March/ April 2018. This dynamic bluegrass ensemble will perform at The National, Yackandandah and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, plus concerts in TAS, WA, NSW and VIC. Transforming tradition with vigour, curiosity, humour and spark, this Canadian trio 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 by Canada’s East Coast Music Association, been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and received Roots-Traditional Album of the Year (2012) from Music PEI. Brothers Caleb and Rowen Gallant wield Bodhrán and violin, while Jesse Périard drives acoustic guitar, now creating original songs and arrangements. Their recent album Auprès du Poêle weaves old-school Arcadian roots (Franco-Canadian) with Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes, filled with wicked grooves and cunning quirks, featuring both traditional and original songs. Working closely with producer Leonard Podolak (The Duhks), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin pushed their music into new territory which promises to gather new listeners around the warm glow of fast-burning tradition.