Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, a bilingual trio hailing from Prince Edward Island, Canada, recent winner of the 2015 ECMA award for World Music Recording of the Year, multiple nominees for the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, East Coast Music Awards and Music PEI Awards, are having the time of their lives as a trad/folk/fusion trio.
Weaving the music of the Irish, Acadian, Francophone cultures and original creations with modern and world rhythms, they have created a fiery, contagious and unique sound that has them in demand and touring extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
The group's rare and mature musicality, belying the musicians ages of 19 and 21, have the lads pushing boundaries and reinvigorating timeless traditional music for the 21st century.
The trio easily connects with fans and notably carries no age barrier.
2014 has seen the group perform at major Canadian and international festivals and venues. They have had the privilege to perform in some of the worlds premiere festivals including Festival Interceltique de L’orient (France) in stadium shows to over 75,000 people, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Festival International de Lafayette, Rhythm and Roots Festival, Winterlude (Ottawa), Artsplosure, Raleigh, and Summerfest (Milwaukee.) In addition to live shows, the group has recently performed in television and radio productions. In September 2014 a new Canadian national television production “Balade a Toronto”, which highlights rising stars in Canadian Music, featured its premier show with Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, they were presented on TV5 France to an audience of 4 million as part of the Festival Interceltique de L’orient and In addition, they were featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) nationally televised Canada Day show. The trio has enjoyed numerous interviews on radio, locally, nationally and internationally.With it’s latest album, “Corbeau”, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin has received wonderful reviews and multiple award nominations. A UK FolkWorld music review states, “Corbeau is one of the top trad albums of 2013. Fetch a copy”, and suggest that the group relates to the British Group Lau or the Irish American Group Solas. Trad Magazine (France) has been hugely complimentary. In addition, the groups album has been listed on numerous top ten folk album list at year end 2013.
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, who are as happy at a local irish session or fiddle camp as they are on a main stage, are very excited about the future and their music. The spirit of the tradition is in good hands with Ten Strings And A Goat Skin.
For more information on the band or for bookings, please call or write:
Mark Gallant – Manager
Home (902) 963-2394 or Cell (902) 213-2685
Jesse Périard - Guitar
Rowen Gallant - Guitar, Violin, Vocals
Caleb Gallant - Cahon, Bodhràn, Vocals
Tri (April 2011) - Recorded with Rémi Arsenault and Donald Richard at Storm Day Studio, Abrams-Village, PEI
Corbeau (June 1,2013) - Produced by Lennie Gallant, Recorded at Sonic Temple in Halifax, NS.