New England Celtic Arts will present The East Pointers from Prince Edward Island at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Tuesday, Aug. 23; at One Longfellow Square in Portland Wednesday, Aug. 24; and at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, Aug. 25.

All shows begin at 7 p.m.

“Secret Victory,” the group’s first full-length album, could easily stand beside any recording from any era in the illustrious Celtic/folk musical canon. It features 10 new original tracks written by guitarist Jake Charron, fiddler Tim Chaisson and his cousin, banjoist Koady Chaisson.

The East Pointers unwrap new possibilities in a musical style that dates back centuries yet is still relevant on multiple, divergent continents.

“That’s something The East Pointers are trying to accomplish – breathe some new, original life into traditional music,” said Tim, whose solo career as a singer/songwriter is thoroughly established. “A lot of times, people think of it as music for an older generation but we’re hoping to introduce a whole new generation of listeners.”

Route 27 Arts is located at 88 Main St. in the Stratton Community Building, Stratton. Tickets are $15, available by calling 207-562-4445 or at www.necelticarts.com. One Longfellow Square is located at 181 State St., Portland; tickets, $18, 207-761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=531 ; North Church is located at 12 High St., Farmington; tickets, $15, 207-778-2006, www.necelticarts.com.


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