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Music, Canadian Folk Festival,

The East Pointers

Thursday 2nd August 2018 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £14

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Beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, there is a reason The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new original roots music the hippest the most vibrant thing going.

Fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. Their palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.

Listening to the brilliant and hotly anticipated second album What We Leave Behind – produced by East Coast-bred songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson – is akin to meeting up with an old friend.

As a follow-up to 2015’s internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory, What We Leave Behind shares stories previously unheard but framed by a familiar context. The album reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, where it comes from, and what it means to the people, but also strides in new directions. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and catchy radio-ready songs, The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide range of listeners, inviting them to discover a new love of folk music.