CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA with special guests VISHTÈN 2020

 

*RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED*

It has unfortunately been necessary to reschedule this tour due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19.

Please find below our new rescheduled tour dates for 2021. Please note further dates will be added in due course. Tour venues will be in touch directly with existing bookers.


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.
 

ON TOUR MAY 2021

 

May 16            Gulbenkian, Canterbury (previously 14 May 2020)

May 17            St Davids Hall, Cardiff (previously 12 June 2020)

May 19            The Haymarket, Basingstoke (previously 17 May 2020)

May 21            Galeri, Caernarfon (previously 10 May 2020)

May 22            Music Rooms, Liverpool Phil (previously 6 June 2020)

May 23            Queens Hall, Edinburgh (previously 10 June 2020)

May 24            St George’s Bristol, Bristol (previously 15 May 2020)

May 25            The Apex, Bury St Edmunds (previously 8 June 2020)

May 26            Huntingdon Hall, Worcester (previously 11 June 2020)

May 27            Union Chapel, London (previously 9 June 2020)

 

 

 

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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