Kelowna Folk Club presents Vishtèn & The Young'uns
Friday, November 17 07:30 PM
From their traditional roots, these three “high voltage musicians” have crafted a unique brand of neo-traditional music that combines extensive archival research, original compositions, traditional French Acadian songs and virtuosic instrumentals. The infectious rhythms of tapping feet and lilting mouth music blend seamlessly with the fiddle, guitar, accordion, octave mandolin, whistles, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp to offer a musical experience that illustrates their wide sense of the world and breathes new energy and beauty into traditional sounds. Vishtèn’s energetic shows have been described as “Buckwheat Zydeco meets the Irish” (Pittsburgh News) and their innovative blend of old and new has been acclaimed as “[wrapping] up those musical traditions in a bright wrapper that has the heft of tradition but the exuberance of pop” (SingOut!).
with special guests for the evening will be British sensations The Young’uns (not to be confused with the local band). The Young'uns are an English folk group from Stockton, England, who won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group award in 2015 and 2016. They specialize in singing unaccompanied, and they perform traditional shanties, contemporary songs such as Billy Bragg’s "Between the Wars" and original works such as the acclaimed “Be the Man”.