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Ten Strings and a Goat Skin perform traditional music at Chandler Music Hall

Courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts


Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. — RANDOLPH — On Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., Ten Strings and a Goat Skin performs at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph.

Traditional music has been a part of Chandler programming for a long time. If you’ve been to the New World Festival (every Labor Day weekend), you’ve seen numerous high quality traditional musicians. If you were at New World Festival this past year, you may have seen Ten Strings and a Goat Skin pack the hall with adoring fans. From Prince Edward Island, Canada, with seemingly ceaseless energy, Jesse Périard and brothers Rowen Gallant and Caleb Gallant ignite onstage as Ten Strings and a Goat Skin.

Fiery, unique and rhythmically innovative, this bilingual fusion trio performs a repertoire ofIrish, Acadian, French and original music. The talented young musicians deliver the kind of tight, polished performances one might expect from seasoned players, and won the 2015 East Coast Music Association Award for World Music Recording of the Year. With Caleb Gallant, percussionist; Rowen, violinist; and Jesse, guitarist, the lads are pushing boundaries and reinvigorating timeless traditional music for the 21st century.

By both French and English audiences, the trio is humbled by the huge reaction they have received towards their music. They just as easily connect with the indie music crowd as they do with the traditionalist and notably, their fan base carries no age barrier, including children to seniors and those in between. The group, who are as happy at a local Irish session or fiddle camp as they are on a main stage, are very excited about the future and their music. The spirit of the tradition is in good hands with Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. Find out more about them at

Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $5 for students, available online at or by calling the box office at 802-728-6464 weekdays between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.

Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired, located at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph.

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