October 6, Hamilton, The Meteor. 8.30pm.
October 7: Hawkes Bay Arts Festival (w/ Declan O'Rourke). 7.30pm
October 8: Auckland, Cafe One2One. 6pm.
October 11: New Plymouth, 4th Wall Theatre (w/ Declan O'Rourke). 7.30pm.
October 12:: Paekakariki, St. Peter's Village Hall. (w/ Declan O'Rourke). 7.30pm.
October 13: Martinborough, St Andrew's, Kokomai Creative Festival., 7pm
October 14: The Wellington Museum (Flux). 8pm.
October 15: Nelson Arts Festival, (w/ Declan O'Rourke). 7pm.
Thanks to assistance from Canada Council for the Arts for helping make this tour happen.
NZ Tour October 5-15
French Canadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn are making their first visit to New Zealand, bringing their upbeat infusion of traditional songs, built on a bedrock of driving foot percussion, fiddle, piano, step dance, and accordion.
The group is a leading exponent of Acadian music, which is the ancestor of today’s Cajun music, and is centered in the French-Canadian regions of New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
Vishtèn magnificently “blends Celtic and French influences with Canada’s equivalent of Cajun music” – Living Tradition.
Winner of 4 East Coast Music Awards, including “Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year” (2016).