Sylvester Manor announces Summer Creekside Concert Series

Ten Strings and a Goatskin will kick off the summer concert series at Sylvester Manor on July 31. (Credit: Jon Burke Photography/tenstringsandagoatskin.com)

Ten Strings and a Goatskin will kick off the summer concert series at Sylvester Manor on July 31. (Credit: Jon Burke Photography/tenstringsandagoatskin.com)

Sylvester Manor will host a Summer Creekside Concert Series on three dates beginning July 31. 

Each concert will be held creekside on the lawn at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Here’s the lineup that’s been announced:

Sunday, July 31

Ten Strings and a Goatskin 

This three-man band features Jesse Périard (six strings), Rowen Gallant (four strings) and Caleb Gallant (goatskin). Multiple nominees for the Canadian Folk Music awards, East Coast Music Association Awards and Music PEI Awards, Ten Strings And A Goatskin are having the time of their lives immersed in the music they love as a traditional/folk/fusion bilingual trio. Playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms, they have created a fiery, contagious and unique sound that has them touring throughout Canada, the US and Europe. “A seamless, polished, barrel-drum- tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.” (The Guardian)

Sunday, August 14

The Freewheel Trio 

This band’s lineup includes Joe D’Esposito (fiddle, vocals) Mike Robinson (guitar, vocals) and Andrew Ryan (double bass, vocals).

The Freewheel Trio is a contemporary string band based out of Denver Colorado. Through shared experiences in the bluegrass, old-time, classical and American jazz traditions, the Freewheel Trio approaches both original and traditional music with the weight of this varied musical background behind their creative process. The trio is committed to versatility, both in their approaches to the performance of their instruments, and with the musical traditions they explore as a group. This versatility fosters a close connection with audiences and a unique style from a familiar instrumentation.

Saturday, September 17

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project 

Jayme Stone (banjo, voice), Moira Smiley (voice, accordion), Sumaia Jackson, (fiddle, voice) and Andrew Ryan (bass, voice) make up this band. Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this “collaboratory” brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and reimagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea shanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fisherman, prisoners, and homemakers.