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East Pointers – A New Mills Festival Fundraising Event
The East Pointers, a Canadian folk music group from Prince Edward Island, will be performing in New Mills on Saturday 2nd February for the first of a number of fundraising concerts for New Mills Festival that will be taking place in 2019. The band, whose sound is unquestionably Canadian, and yet so reminiscent of Scottish and especially Irish culture, won the Traditional Roots Album of the Year award for their album Secret Victory at the Juno Awards of 2017.
Tickets for the gig, which takes place at the stunning St. George’s Church, Church Lane, New Mills, are just £13 (early bird) and £11 (concessions) and are available from www.newmillsfestival.co.uk, Priscilla’s Hallmark Cards (60-62 Market Street, New Mills) or by phone (call 07753 842861). Tickets will be £15 on the door. Doors open at 7.00pm and there will be a bar at the gig serving locally-brewed real ale, as well as wine, lager, cider, spirits and soft drinks.
There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.
The reason? The East Pointers – fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their celtic-influenced, lyric-driven songs with poignancy.
And it’s why listening to their 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. The gig is therefore not to be missed.