Ten String and a Goatskin, Mélisande, CCFPG Chorale Group
Ramada Ballroom, 7:30 pm
Tickets $30 + GST & service fees
Available online or from Studio 2880 and Books & Company
Presented in Collaboration with Le Cercle des Canadiens Français de Prince George (CCFPG)
Présenté en collaboration avec Le Cercle des Canadiens Français de Prince George (CCFPG)
Ten Strings and a Goatskin
Age-old entertainments–sitting around the fire, telling tales–can take on ever-new faces. Young acoustic power trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin from Canada’s Prince Edward Isle know this, transforming tradition with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humour. They’re inviting a new circle of listeners Auprès du Poêle (“around the woodstove”; release: June 12, 2016) for sometimes moody, sometimes high-energy set of original and traditional songs. Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of PEI’s traditional music, Ten Strings and a Goatskin weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks, flirting with indie’s best moments.
Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional francophone songs, Mélisande unearths rare treasures that she adapts and presents with a feminist perspective and the distinctly modern sound of the band. Mélisande [électrotrad] offers an energetic blend of traditional music, pop and electro with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, vocal harmonies and programming. Led by Mélisande and her husband Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, the group offers a fresh artistic proposal to the folk-world-trad music scene. Its first album Les métamorphoses (La Prûche Libre, 2014), greatly acknowledged by the critics, won a Canadian Folk Music Award and an Independent Music Award as well a being nominated at ADISQ. Since the release of the album, the band performed over 50 concerts in Canada, the United States, France and Australia.
CCFPG Chorale Group
The FrancoFun choir is composed of students from three schools in the Prince George area. They are united to offer songs and dances at the Coldsnap Music Festival and the opening night of the FrancoFun Winter Festival.
La Chorale FrancoFun est composée d’élèves de trois écoles de la région de Prince George. Ils sont unis pour offrir des chants et des danses lors de la dernière soirée de Coldsnap et l’ouverture du Festival d’hiver FrancoFun.