The East Pointers
Support from Solasta
The Water Rats, Kings Cross
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Doors Open 7:30pm, Music 8:15pm
The cousins Chaisson hail from Prince Edward Island, Canada, part of the sixth generation of a heralded legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians, who also run the family fiddle festival in Rollo Bay. The East Pointers’ slew of Celtic-inspired tunes and original songs carry a diverse mix of influence, but what they all share in common is the undeniable ability to get hands clapping, feet stomping, and bodies of all ages bouncing in harmony.
They are rapidly earning a worldwide reputation for shows that get audience on their feet and dancing with mind-blowing musicianship and a powerful sound of a much bigger line-up, resulting in high demand from festivals across the world.
Solasta is a folk trio of cellist Hannah Thomas, award-winning fiddler Elisabeth Flett and guitarist Jamie Leeming who unite youthful vitality with training and experience across diverse musical worlds, including jazz, classical and early music, in freshly inventive arrangements of trad-based folk material.