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.

 

“a jaw-dropping set from an outstanding band” Folk Radio 

“traditional, but fiercely up-to-the-moment” Penguin Eggs

“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

Upcoming Dates

24th Jan, '19 - PEEBLES – Eastgate Arts Centre
25th Jan, '19 - BURY – The Met
26th Jan, '19 - NEWCASTLE – Gosforth Civic Theatre
27th Jan, '19 - EDINBURGH – Traverse
28th Jan, '19 - KINROSS – Glenfarg Folk Club
29th Jan, '19 - INVERNESS – Eden Court
30th Jan, '19 - GLASSEL – Glassel Hall
31st Jan, '19 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections (The Old Fruitmarket)
1st Feb, '19 - SALTAIRE – The Live Room
2nd Feb, '19 - LIVERPOOL – Liverpool Philharmonic
5th Feb, '19 - SHEFFIELD – Greystones
6th Feb, '19 - MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm
7th Feb, '19 - ALDERSHOT – West End Centre
8th Feb, '19 - LONDON – Kings Place
9th Feb, '19 - NEW MILTON – Forest Arts Centre
10th Feb, '19 - SOUTHAMPTON – Chapel Sessions, Netley

Show Past Dates

Previous Dates

4th Feb, '16 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections
26th May, '16 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
27th May, '16 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
28th May, '16 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
29th May, '16 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
1st Jun, '16 - SKYE – Seall at Sabhal mor Ostaig
2nd Jun, '16 - ARISAIG – Arisaig Acoustic Music Club
4th Jun, '16 - INVERNESS – Brew at the Bog, Bogbain Farm (afternoon)
4th Jun, '16 - ELGIN – The Drouthy Cobbler (evening)
5th Jun, '16 - EYEMOUTH – Hippodrome
6th Jun, '16 - WHITHORN – The Swallow Theatre
7th Jun, '16 - LONDON – The Slaughtered Lamb
9th Jun, '16 - BAULKING, Oxon – St Nicholas Church
10th Jun, '16 - GATE TO SOUTHWELL FESTIVAL – Southwell, Nottinghamshire
11th Jun, '16 - GATE TO SOUTHWELL FESTIVAL – Southwell, Nottinghamshire
1st Feb, '17 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
19th Oct, '17 - MANCHESTER – HOME – Manchester Folk Festival
20th Oct, '17 - MANCHESTER – English Folk Expo
22nd Oct, '17 - EVESHAM – The Fleece Inn
23rd Oct, '17 - LONDON – The Water Rats
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