March 2, 2018 - 7:30PM
The Myrna Loy introduces another red-hot Canadian ensemble to Helena!
They’re a fiery, contagious and unique sound from Prince Edward Island, with a stage presence that soars. Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of the Island’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.
These three young guys (Rowan Gallant, strings; Jesse Périard, guitar; Caleb Gallant, percussion) started playing together as schoolmates. Fueled by the lively avant-pop and rock scene of Prince Edward Island, they began exploring new arrangements and crafting their own pieces. As original as they get, the trio never forgets its powerful ties to the many musics of PEI, the island’s rich mix of Celtic and Francophone elements that ramble from mouth music to foot percussion.
Come hear what Prince Edward Island sounds like today.
“A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.” ( The Guardian-2014)