CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA with special guests VISHTÈN 2020

In September 2019, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita travelled to Prince Edward Island on the maritime east coast of Canada 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.

Vishtèn 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.



MAY 2020

09           FOCUS WALES, Wrexham (Secret Location, details announced on the day.)

10           Galeri, Caernarfon

11           Tabernacl, Machynlleth

12           Theatr Mwldan


14           Gulbenkian, Canterbury

15           St George's. Bristol

16           Taliesin, Swansea

17           The Haymarket, Basingstoke


JUNE 2020 

06            Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room

07            The Met, Bury

08            The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

09            Union Chapel, London

10            Queens Hall, Edinburgh

11            Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

12            St Davids Hall, Cardiff

13            Pocklington Arts Centre, York


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

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