March 1: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin bring Celtic, Acadian music to WSU

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, instruments in front of their facePULLMAN, Wash. — Bilingual folk/fusion trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin will play an energetic mix of traditional and original music inspired by their Atlantic Canadian roots 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at in Washington State University’s Jones Theatre.

Hailing from Prince Edward Island, this talented young band weaves old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks. Their fiery fiddling, foot-tapping rhythms, tight vocal harmonies in English and French, and playful stage presence earn them devoted fans wherever they perform.

Award-winning Auprès du Poêlej album cover.
Award-winning Auprès du Poêlej album cover.

In the last 18 months, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin have been nominated for Canadian’s premier Juno award and four Canadian Folk Music Awards. They also won the East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year for their album “Auprès du Poêle” (Around the Wood Stove), produced by Leonard Podolak of The Duhks. Their first studio album, “Corbeau,” won the ECMA World Recording of the Year in 2015.

Reserved seating costs $18 adults, $15 seniors (ages 60 and up) and $9 non-WSU students and youth. WSU student admission is free with valid ID. A discounted rate of $14 per person is available to groups of eight or more.

Tickets are on sale at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at, by phone at 800-325-SEAT, and in person at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum and the Rosauers Supermarket in Lewiston, Idaho. Advance tickets are subject to service charges unless purchased at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office. The Daggy Hall box office will open for ticket sales and will-call beginning two hours before the performance.

Ten Strings official photo
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin members pose for photo.

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin comprise brothers Rowen and Caleb Gallant on fiddle and percussion, respectively, and Jesse Périard on guitar, though all are multi-instrumentalists and contribute vocals to the group’s distinctive sound. In 2016, Rowen Gallant was nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year.

The band has played throughout North America and western Europe. They have made numerous appearances on radio and television, including on the CBC, CBS, PBS and TV5 France.

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin is presented by WSU Performing Arts with generous support from the Residence Inn by Marriott Pullman and the Courtyard by Marriott Pullman.

Concert parking will be available without permits or fees in the Daggy Hall parking garage and in the Green 3 lot directly across the street from Daggy Hall.



  • Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts, 509/335-8522,

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