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Group to perform for Fourth of July
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts, in collaboration with Patriot Renewables, will present Ten Strings and a Goat Skin at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So. Carthage on Wednesday, July 3; at Hosmer Field for the Rumford Fourth of July celebration, and at Route 27 Arts in Stratton on Friday, July 5.
Curtain is 7 p.m. at each venue and 4 and 6 p.m. at Hosmer Field in Rumford.
Rooted in tradition, members of this award winning trio celebrate the music of the Irish and Francophone cultures they share, infuse their original compositions and traditional standard tunes with modern and world rhythms and interpretations to create an infectious energy and unique sound that speaks to all ages.
Building on a base of much loved traditional Maritime music with a good dose of originality, innovation and humour, the band grabs both French and English audience right from the first note. They easily connect with their listeners while they create an atmosphere that is pure fun.
The group made waves on both English and Francophone venues at the 2011 and 2012 ECMAs and their début bilingual album,
TRI, was awarded MUSIC PEI’s 2012 Roots Traditional Recording of the Year and was nominated for the 2012 ECMA Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year. Ever traveling more often and further afield, the group was nominated for Music PEI’s 2013 SpinCount Touring Artists of the Year.
The group now includes some of Maritime Canada’s major folk music festivals on their resume, having performed at The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, The Halifax Urban Folk Festival and The Canadian Irish Festival as well as The Festival of Small Halls and numerous. local French & English music festivals and cultural events closer to home.
These three young musicians and best friends, Jesse Périard, and brothers Rowen and Caleb Gallant, hail from the North Shore of Prince Edward Island and are having the time of their lives immersed in the music they love performing together as Ten Strings And A Goat Skin.
The Farmington Maine Emblem Club #460 will perform a flag folding ceremony prior to the show at Skye Theatre. The Emblem Club has traveled from Maine to California presenting the folding of the flag. The club is very active in Veterans issues and provide scholarships to area school. Also opening for Ten Strings at Skye will be the Wilton, Me duo Silas & Nolan Rogers.
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. Hosmer Field is at Rt. 2 in Rumford. For reservations, call Skye Theatre at 562-4445, for Route 27 Arts at 246-2300 (answered as Flagstaff Fuel).