Concert admission $15; age 12 & under free. Doors Open 7pm. Tickets available at the info desk during the day and at the door until they sell out. Online ticket sales have closed. Pick up tickets at Will Call that were purchased online.
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual folk/fusion trio from Prince Edward Island that presents traditional and original music inspired by the group’s Atlantic Canadian roots. Their album Auprès du Poêle was named Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year by the East Coast Music Association. Rowan Gallant and Caleb Gallant play the fiddle and bodhran (traditionally a goat skin), and Jesse Périard is the guitarist.
“The band . . . makes music based on PEI’s folk traditions, with a drive and perspective that blow the cobwebs of any outdated view of folk music well offshore.” — Perspective Travel Blog
Emily Keener returns to the Lake Erie Folk Fest stage. She is a craftswoman of observation and emotion, and her live presence is reminiscent of conversations in dimly lit living rooms.
Raised in Cleveland’s rambling outskirts, Emily began writing at a young age. Her releases include Folk/Americana EP “East of the Sun” and her latest full length “Breakfast” following her successful run on The Voice. In 2017, she received No Depression’s Singer/Songwriter Award.
Aaron Jonah Lewis & Lindsay McCaw of The Corn Potato String Band
The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. They have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India.
Aaron Jonah Lewis and Lindsay McCaw are multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. Aaron has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. Lindsay performs music and calls dances around the country and has won musical distinctions such as two-time winner of the Minneapolis Jug Band Contest.
“Impressive fiddle work… authentically raw and homespun” -The Scotsman
Tam Tam Magic
Tam Tam Magic performs dynamic West African drumming and dance led by Papa Assane M’Baye. M’Baye, who was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, came from a family with a strong tradition of singing and dancing. Formerly the musical director at the KanKouran West African Dance Company based in Washington, D.C., he now teaches at Shore Cultural Centre. Tam Tam Magic is dedicated to promoting health and wellness through cultural arts and educational programs.
Fantje na vasi
Fantje na vasi is a Slovenian men’s a cappella chorus made up of first-generation American-Slovenians. Named for an age-old Slovenian tradition of singing songs after the day’s work, fantje na vasi (“the young men gather in the village”) perpetuates the group’s Slovenian heritage through song. Musically the group is known for its beautiful sound marked by a blend and color which make listening most enjoyable. Directed by John Srsen, Fantje na vasi has expanded its repertoire over the years by including Italian, Latin, and English songs.