CHARLOTTETOWN – Indian River Festival will present a special concert by an award-winning folk group at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown on March 9.
P.E.I.’s Ten Strings and a Goat String are excited to pause for a final performance at the church, located at 220 Richmond Street, before they take a break from their world tour.
“We feel tremendously lucky to be able to experience the life of professional touring musicians at such a young age, and the thought, that we’ve thus far made our living by using our music to make people happy, still boggles our collective minds on a regular basis," said the group, in a press statement.
Next Friday’s concert will include surprise guests and collaborations with individuals that helped shape the trio’s career, including members of the band Vishten.
"Indian River Festival is looking forward to presenting Ten Strings and a Goat Skin's last performance on P.E.I. before they take a well deserved break," said Don Quarles, executive director for the Indian River Festival.
"Their concert at historic St. Mary's this past summer was a sell-out, and they gave the audience an incredible performance, and no doubt the lads will deliver the same."
Their East Coast Music Association award winning album, “Auprès du Poêle” (“Around the Woodstove”) invites a new circle of listeners to both a moody and high-energy set of original and traditional songs.
Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of P.E.I.’s traditional music, the group braid old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks, flirting with indie’s best moments.
The church concert on March 9 kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the event go to the Charlottetown food bank.
For those in need of transport, a bus will depart from the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts in Summerside, as well as from Kensington at the Island Stone Pub. Return bus tickets to the pickup origin can be purchased for an additional $17.50 each.
Tickets are available online and at the Indian River Festival box office.
For more information, visit www.IndianRiverFestival.com.