Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

 Rustico, Prince Edward Island, CAN
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“A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.” ( The Guardian-2014)

Biography

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.


Contact Information: 

For more information on the band or for bookings, please call or write: 


Mark Gallant – Manager 

E-mail: tenstringsandagoatskin@gmail.com 

Home (902) 963-2394 or Cell (902) 213-2685 

tenstringsandagoatskin.com


Instrumentation:

Jesse Périard - Guitar 

Rowen Gallant - Guitar, Violin, Vocals 

Caleb Gallant - Cahon, Bodhràn, Vocals


Discography

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. 


Official Website

http://www.tenstringsandagoatskin.com

Lyrics

Parlez-nous à boire

Written By: Traditional-Cajun

Parlez-nous à boire

Oh parlez-nous à boire, non pas du marriage
Toujours en regrettant, nos jolies temps passé
Si que tu te maries avec une jolie fille,
T'es dans les grands dangers, ça va te la voler.

Oh parlez-nous à boire, non pas du marriage
Toujours en regrettant, nos jolies temps passé
Si que tu te maries aves une vilaine fille,
T'es dans les grands dangers, faudra tu fais ta vie avec.

Oh parlez-nous à boire, non pas du marriage
Toujours en regrettant, nos jolies temps passé
Si que tu te maries avec une fille bien pauvre,
T'es dans les grands dangers, faudra travailler tout la vie.

Oh parlez-nous à boire, non pas du marriage
Toujours en regrettant, nos jolies temps passé
Si que tu te maries avec une fille qu'a de quoi,
T'es dans les grands dangers, tu vas attraper des reproches.

Fameux, toi grand vaurien, qu'a tout gaspillé mon bien
Fameux, toi grand vaurien, qu'a tout gaspillé mon bien

The Night They Moved The House

Written By: Ten Strings And A Goat Skin - Lyrics by Lennie Gallant & Music by Rowen Gallant

The Night They Moved the House - lyrics by Lennie Gallant - Music by Rowen Gallant

The word had spread from door to door
down the Barachois Road to the harbour shore
Old Joe LaBelle would steal the house
from the widow Victoria
He found some deed that claimed her land
and a handshake deal just wouldn’t stand
in a court of law, he did demand
that the house belonged to him

(Chorus)
Ring the church bells in the night
we’ll gather at the first starlight
Bring your lamps, sleighs and mare
to save the widow’s home
Across the big field, or’e the pond
we’ll move this house before the dawn
When Joe LaBelle arrives
he'll find his prize already gone.

It seems that some mistake was made
on the day her husband made a trade
and when he died he was betrayed
by Joe LaBelle’s black heart
He planned to force her to the cold
and he’d bring the sherif and his fold
so through the dead of winter’s hold
we’ve come to save her home

(Bridge)
You could see his breath freeze in the air
as Pêre Felix said the lords prayer
and passed the wine to all hands there
and they sang a sailors song

There must have been near forty men
while their wives all held their lamps for them
They fashioned logs, levers, and skids
while shivering to the bone
With winches, logs, and Pineau’s sleigh
they slowly hauled the house away
and the ice cracked like the break of day
as across it she was drawn

Discography

Tri (April 2011) -
Recorded and produced by Rémi Arsenault and Donald Richard

Corbeau (June 2013) -
Recorded at Sonic Temple in Halifax and produced by multiple award winner, Lennie Gallant

Auprès du Poêle (June 2016) - Recorded in Joliette, PQ by Leonard Podalak


Set List

There are many.....