From island to island; PEI to Orkney – The East Pointers

From one island steeped in musical history to another… The East Pointers will be joining us in 2017!

One of Canada’s most talked about musical exports in recent years – in equal demand in Australia and the UK as they are on home shores – The East Pointers are a multi award-winning, exhilarating trio, whose music more than doubles the power of three.

Cousins Tim Chaisson (fiddle/vocals) and Koady Chaisson (banjo/vocals/step-dance) are from the seventh generation of renowned Chaisson musicians from Prince Edward Island, and here join with guitarist Jake Charron, an Ontario native also from a strong family line of musicians. With each member an accomplished performer and multi-instrumentalist in their own right, and with traditional music very much in their DNA, the trio’s union produces an easily identifiable trademark of Celtic-influenced, yet wholly modern, tunes and songs that have very quickly established them as a formidable force in many corners of the world.

“Furiously energetic yet organic, celebratory yet cool, this is an impressive calling-card for a band who are soon likely to be making waves around the world.” Songlines

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