Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

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These three young musicians and best friends, Jesse Périard, and brothers Rowen Gallant and Caleb Gallant, hail from the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. Rooted in the traditional, members of this award-winning trio celebrate the music of the Irish and Francophone cultures they share. They infuse their original compositions and traditional standard tunes with modern and world rhythms and interpretations to create an infectious energy and unique sound. Building on a base of much loved traditional Maritime music with a good dose of originality, innovation and humor, the band easily connects with their listeners. Despite the influence of musician friends in PEI’s lively avant-pop and rock scene and explorations into new approaches to arranging, the trio never forgets its powerful ties to PEI’s rich mix of Celtic and Francophone elements that ramble from mouth music to foot percussion. Originals take their sonic and lyric cues from this wealth and their deeply felt connection to the history of Eastern Canada. In addition to performances in Chandler and Bethany Church, they’ll bring the festival to a rousing close with Les Poules à Colin in the dance tent.

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