In 2019, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita travelled to Prince Edward Island to meet and collaborate with Vishtèn, a powerhouse multi-instrumental trio and flagbearers for their unique Acadian musical tradition throughout the world. In 2020, that collaboration comes to the UK in a one-off tour that features sets by both artists, plus a very special set featuring new material by Catrin, Seckou and Vishtèn together.
features twin sisters Emmanuelle
and Pastelle LeBlanc
, from Prince Edward Island, and Pascal Miousse
– a direct descendant of the first colonial families to inhabit Quebec’s remote Magdalene Islands. Tight harmonies, layered foot percussion and a compelling trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, whistles, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp, create an expansive sound that triumphantly defies the parameters of this trio, whose artistry looks forward as much as it looks back.
The multi award-winning duo, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch
and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita
have built a formidable global reputation since their partnership began in 2013. They delivered a triumphant second album with 'SOAR'
in 2018, charting inspirational common ground between seemingly disparate traditions and their intoxicating, often improvised synergy captures a magical meeting of minds and talents within a borderless musical landscape.
Visit Catrin and Seckou's website
or Vishtèn's website
“A jaw-dropping set from an outstanding band”
- Folk Radio (on Vishtèn)
“They are now one of the most popular world music acts of this decade”
- Songlines (on Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita)
£23*, U25s £6* (strictly limited number available at this price)
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes £1 booking fee
This event is promoted by The Apex.