Ten Strings And A Goat Skin part of Official State Visit to the Kingdom of SwedenAt the request of the office of the Governor General of Canada, the music group Ten Strings And A Goat Skin will perform for their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf And Queen Silvia during The Friends of Canada event at the famous VASA museum in Stockholm Sweden during the upcoming State visit by Governor General David Johnston. The event, which is being held on the 21st of February, 2017 will include presentations by Canadian artists including Cirque du Soleil.
The trio is humbled to have been chosen to represent Canada and excited for the opportunity to visit. “Sweden is one of the most progressive countries in the world for its social values and innovation and we are very pleased to play a small part in this State visit”, says fiddler, Rowen Gallant. Ten Strings members, who are currently working on their royal etiquette, will also participate in outreach activities while in Stockholm.
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin has been overwhelmed with the numerous accolades they have received for it’s new album, Auprès du Poêle, over the last several months including, award nominations for a Juno, two ECMA’s, four Canadian Folk Music Award’s, and six PEI Music Award’s. The album was named Album of the Year by the prestigious Canadian Folk Music magazine Penguin Eggs. In addition the group has been singled out for an Album of The Year nomination from Folk Alliance International along with several international artist including Sarah Jarosz and Solas.
The awards ceremony for Folk Alliance, which will honour Bruce Cockburn and Ani Difranco, will be held in Kansas City at Folk Alliance International’s annual conference on February 15. This event is attended by thousands and considered the largest folk music conference in North America.
For more information on the group please go to tenstringsandagoatskin.com and www.myriadartists.com/tenstringsandagoatskin