Canadian boys are back in town

The East Pointers
The East Pointers

A Canadian trio who make traditional music seem ridiculously hip are coming back to Wauchope Arts Hall, after a rapturous reception last year.

The East Pointers are Ontario guitarist Jake Charron and seventh generation Prince Edward Island musicians Tim (fiddle) and Koady Chaisson (banjo).

With tickets almost sold out for the performance on Saturday March 25, once again, Wauchope Arts Council has attracted a world-class band to the region, much to the delight of local music-lovers.

An adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster, the trio’s excellent debut release 'Secret Victory' was penned mostly in Australia in early 2015. 

It features the beautiful original and traditional songs, free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels and heart-breaking harmonies have made them torchbearers for a new wave in traditional music. 

On their fourth tour to Australia in two years, the band hit WOMADelaide and then venues and clubs all over the East Coast for seven glorious weeks.

They’re playing old favourites and sneaking in some new tunes and songs that they've been prepping for their new album, due out late 2017.

Equally exciting is the support artist, Mat Brooker, whose exciting flamenco guitar music has wowed local audiences, as well as large festival crowds at Woodford and the Bello Winter Music and Adelaide International Guitar festivals.

Mat will be presenting original material from his latest album “Ocean City Sounds” and will be joined by guest vocalist Elizabeth Robinson.

The concert is at Wauchope Arts Hall on Saturday night – doors open at 7.30pm - and there may be a few tickets left at the door.

There are a few left online at www.trybooking.com and they cost $25, or $20 for members.