Vishtèn

A powerhouse multi-instrumental trio, Vishtèn are flagbearers for their unique Acadian musical tradition throughout the world.

Twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc, from Prince Edward Island, join forces with Pascal Miousse – a direct descendant of the first colonial families to inhabit Quebec’s remote Magdalene Islands – in a live show that combines song-writing elegance with the dynamism of three experienced and truly passionate performers. Tight sibling 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 a trio.

Whilst all three are form a rich musical upbringing and heritage, their take on their musical traditions looks forward as much as it looks back. The Cajun tradition – spread by Acadians throughout America – mixes with Celtic and world strands, altogether redefining the possibilities of French-Canadian folk.

 

“Instrumentally this is a class act. Vishtèn have all the bounce and bravado of Quebec music, plus the soulful melodies of the Acadian tradition.”
The Living Tradition

“Rhythms, melodies, voices, musicianship… a near perfect ensemble. Vishtèn, what a world!”
Le Petit Douchynois, France

“It’s like Buckwheat Zydeco meets the Irish. The first time i saw them, I loved them!”
Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Upcoming Dates

19th Jul, '18 - HEBRIDEAN CELTIC FESTIVAL – Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
20th Jul, '18 - HEBRIDEAN CELTIC FESTIVAL – Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
21st Jul, '18 - STIRLING – Tolbooth
22nd Jul, '18 - MUSIC ON THE MARR
26th Jul, '18 - WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL
27th Jul, '18 - WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL
29th Jul, '18 - WOMAD UK
31st Jul, '18 - SHOREHAM-BY-SEA – Ropetackle Arts Centre
2nd Aug, '18 - WICKHAM FESTIVAL
3rd Aug, '18 - CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
23rd Aug, '18 - TØNDER FESTIVAL – Denmark
24th Aug, '18 - TØNDER FESTIVAL – Denmark

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