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The East Pointers

posted 27 Feb 2017, 19:25 by Station Manager
Tasmania has been a huge source of inspiration for Juno-nominated Canadian trad trio, The East Pointers.  See below for tour dates throughout Tasmania (including Mountain Mumma in Sheffield and Chudleigh Hall).

The East Pointers

Many of the tunes on the trio’s Juno-nominated debut record, Secret Victory, were written on back verandas under Tasmania’s skies on their first visit to the island in early 2015, and it’s that album that has helped them to win over thousands of fans, and a stack of awards in the twelve months since.

When they returned to the Cygnet Folk Festival in 2016 – when most of Tasmania was on fire with devastating bushfires - they were paired up with Liz Stringer for the first annual Festival of Small Halls touring show, and inspiration struck again.

‘We wrote ’82 Fires’ with our good friend Liz Stringer while we were on tour in Tasmania last year,’ says Koady Chaisson, who plays banjo, sings and step-dances in the band.

‘The title came out of a conversation we had with a gentleman outside of a gig in Penguin who told us that there were, at the time, eighty-two fires burning out of control in Tasmania. We wrote the song as if ‘82 Fires’ referred to both a legend and an ocurrance that people knew would come back around some day.’

‘We’re so excited to be coming back to our favourite place in Australia,’ Chaisson continues, speaking from the last snow-bound date on a short US tour.

‘We’re hoping that we can find time to climb Mt Wellington again and we’re really looking forward to sharing the bill with Emma Anglesey, too – she sounds amazing.’

‘I went to the show last time they toured Tassie with Liz Stringer.’ says Emma Angelsey.

‘Everyone was captivated by the way the band make traditional music seem incredibly cool.’

01-Mar | Franklin Palais (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 6.30PM, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

02-Mar | Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

03-Mar | Chudleigh Hall (TAS)
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00PM $20+BF

04-Mar | Mountain Mumma (TAS)
Show 7:30PM, Dinner+Show $55, Show only $26

05-Mar | Dunalley Hall & Reserves (TAS) w. support Emma Anglesey
Doors 5:30PM, Show 6:00PM $20+BF

Courtney Wild
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