The East Pointers

(Canada)

The East Pointers by Sean Berrigan
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Showcase
  • date:20 Oct 2016
  • time:23:00 - 23:45
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Auditorio Abanca
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

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With dexterous playing allied with rousing energy, The East Pointers are shaking fresh life into Canadian Celtic folk traditions and taking them to a whole new generation of listeners. Banjoist, biologist and lobster fisherman Koady Chaisson and fiddler (and successful singer/songwriter on the side) Timothy Chaisson are cousins and belong to Prince Edward Island’s foremost musical dynasty.

Their fluid ensemble playing and command of a vast repertoire is testament to seven generations of music-making in their family. Ably augmented by Ontario-born guitarist Jake Charron, himself an in-demand accompanist for many leading artists, The East Pointers have quickly established themselves as a world-class live act. The release of their debut album Secret Victory in 2015 brought them several awards and set them on a breathless touring schedule through Canada to Australia, Norway and the UK.

Timothy Chaisson - fiddle, percussion, vocals
Koady Chaisson - banjo, vocals
Jake Charron - guitar, vocals