Leading-edge East Coast pop/folk trio The East Pointers have always been furiously energetic, musically complex and technically brilliant and now a family grounding as the seventh generations of traditional Prince Edward Island and Ontario-based Celtic players and writers has effortlessly parlayed into the folk/pop arena. Fiddle tunes are grounded in irresistible EDM-style bass lines, a dirty Americana exploration that turns on a dime into a light-hearted guitar feature, playful keyboard tones that turn traditional solos into urgent dance-party journeys, and perfect pop songs weighted by undeniable musical chops. All live, all the time, and already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, their latest album Yours To Break captures the furious energy of their live shows and push the boundaries of East Coast folk while lighting a path for a new generation of music lovers. The multi-award-winning East Pointers are back on the road with new music from their upcoming EP, as well as a back catalogue of the off-the-hook tunes and anthemic songs that have made them festival favourites from Australia to Japan to North America.
Opening the show, Scottish uilleann piper/composer Calum Stewart, a sought-after collaborator across genres and Celtic traditions, launches his second solo album, True North, continuing his musical journey into the history and lore of his native Highlands. As on the new record, he’s joined by Sylvain Queré (cittern) and Yann Le Bozec (double bass), together with international step-dance star Sophie Stephenson.