The East Pointers (CAN)

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The East Pointers (CAN)

Thursday 23 of August: Pumpehuset: 16:30
Music Programme 2018

Friday 24 of August: Visemøllen: 22:15
Music Programme 2018

Exciting bands like Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Visthèn and The East Pointers are attracting more attention to Prince Edward Island, which lies by Canada’s east coast between the mainland and Cape Breton Island. For many years, Cape Breton has been recognised as a major source of traditional Scots-Canadian folk music, while the music of Prince Edward Island has often been more experimental. This is certainly true of The East Pointers. The trio consists of fiddler, foot stomper and singer Tim Chaisson, banjo player Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron. Together they play tunes at breakneck tempi, and sing songs with roots in the folk music tradition, but with contemporary relevance. The songs and the way they are sung are reminiscent of popular modern singers like Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz. In 2015, The East Pointers won a JUNO Award for their debut album Secret Victory, and the trio toured throughout Canada, USA and Australia. In 2017, the follow-up What We Leave Behind, and here The East Pointers continue to reach out to a wide spectrum of listeners and invite us to discover new aspects of folk music.

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