Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, Feb 4

Music starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Advance tickets $15, $20 at the door. Students $12 in advance, $18 at the door. GET TICKETS 


“A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative 
& wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.”

-The Guardian  

Members of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, a bilingual band hailing from Prince Edward Island Canada, 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.

With Caleb Gallant, 20 years, as percussionist, Rowen, violinist, and Jesse, guitarist, at age 22, the lads are pushing boundaries and reinvigorating timeless traditional music for the 21st century. Jesse, Rowen and Caleb highly respect the traditions of the music they play but are riding the wave that is redefining the roots of that music. Their original material maintains solid traditional elements but explores rich world flavours and textures. The results have been described as intoxicating and refreshing.

All three band members are proudly Canadian by birth but their roots stretch across the globe. Rowan and Caleb are natives of Prince Edward Island on Canada’s eastern coastline. Their root’s encompass Acadian, Irish, Scottish, and English heritage and were fortunate to grow up at time of French/Acadien cultural/language resurgence. Jesse grew up on Prince Edward Island but was born in Canada’s only remaining French province, Quebec, and so grew up in a bilingual home with French education. The members of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin believe their cultural backgrounds has allowed them to appeal to a wider range of music lovers.