Vishtèn, De Temps Antan
Monday, July 13, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

boundless energy, fusion of Celtic, Acadian, Quebecois blends

$22 adv / $24 door

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July 13 8:00 pm

VishtènVishtèn is a Canadian trio that plays music rooted in the French Acadian traditions of Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen islands. If you don’t have a map handy, those islands lie just beyond the eastern edge of the continent, in St. Lawrence Bay. All three members of the band – sisters Pastelle and Emmanuelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse – are direct descendants of the islands’ original settlers. Together, these gifted multi-instrumentalists use fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonium, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp, Moog, electric guitar, and percussive dance to support their stirring vocals on classic and original songs inspired by traditions that go back centuries.
 
Since their founding in 2000, the group has released four albums, including their latest,Mosaik, which Hearth Music calls “a very highly recommended foray into the rich Acadian traditions of Eastern Canada and a window to a vanishing world that highly deserves to be appreciated by anyone interested in Celtic music or North American traditions.” Their percussive, high-energy sound is irresistible, and you don’t have to cross the continent to check it out!

 

De Temps Antan—which roughly translates as From Bygone Times—is a band made for wild applause. Their music digs deep into its French, Irish, and Scottish roots with a sound that’s fresh, contemporary, and full of life. Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Playing fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, and several other instruments, including their feet, these three virtuosos bring boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre to the traditional music of their native land.

 

 

 

 

 

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