Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
Auprès Du Poêle (artist release)
cdRoots Code: rwr-goat
A RootsWorld Music of the Month selection
From the Canadian Maritime province of Prince Edward Island, here is a band that plays fast and loose with the Scottish and Acadian traditions that permeate this part of the world, adding touches from Europe and beyond. The goat skin (and other percussion) of Caleb Gallant and the strings (guitar, fiddle) from Rowen Gallant and Jesse Périard (who also adds some pump organ) join their voices together in the trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. "We're less anchored in traditional structures, the way many players assemble dance sets," remarks Rowen. "We've left them by the wayside. We retain the melodic elements, but we're not opposed to messing with things."
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