Canadian group The East Pointers come to Barton’s Ropery Hall

Blurring the lines between traditional Celtic tunes and popular music, The East Pointers bring their “smart maritime folk” to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall next Friday (February 1)

The East Pointers are three young men from Canada whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages.

Formed in 2014, each member of The East Pointers – banjoist/vocalist/step-dancer Koady Chaisson, fiddle player/vocalist Tim Chaisson, and guitarist/vocalist Jake Charron – is an accomplished musician in his own right, and their union produces a blend of Celtic tunes, songs and step-dances molded into something uniquely Canadian through a history which goes back generations.

“The group writes about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk. “Their authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.”

“It’s no surprise that with their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going,” she went on.

Their second album, What We Leave Behind, reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, where it comes from, and what it means to the people.

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 starts at 8pm and tickets to see The East Pointers cost £15 in advance or £17 on the door.  Advance tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person from The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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