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10 Strings and a Goat Skin
"A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse." The Guardian, 2014

Members of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, a bilingual band hailing from Prince Edward Island, recent winners of the 2015 East Coast Music Association's award for World Music Recording of the Year, multiple nominees for the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, East Coast Music Awards and Music PEI Awards, are having the time of their lives as a trad/folk/fusion trio.

Weaving the music of the Irish, Acadian, Francophone and Maritime cultures and their original creations with modern and world rhythms, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin have created a fiery, contagious and unique sound that has them in demand and touring extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

From humble beginnings came the music of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin with a first performance at a community fundraiser to paint the local parish church in Rustico, PEI. Not having a band name to introduce the boys, a family friend took stock of the instruments and suggested the name that has served them well. They've never looked back and the church got painted.

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10 Strings and a Goat Skin
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