AWARD-WINNING Acadian trio Vishtèn celebrate 15 years together with a performance in Peebles.

Their gig at the Eastgate Theatre is part of a UK tour showcasing their sixth album 'Horizons'.

Since their debut performance to UK audiences ten years ago at the Shetland Folk Festival, the band have toured extensively including sets at the Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD UK, Wickham Festival, and the Hebridean Celtic Festival, as well as live concert sets broadcast on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland.

Their new album Horizon is the trio’s most progressive release to date, and sees them continuing to push the Acadian music envelope, pulling from all three members’ rich musical upbringing and heritage and drawing from contemporary influences and their continual worldwide travels.

The Cajun tradition – spread by Acadians throughout North America – mixes with Celtic and world strands, redefining the possibilities of French-Canadian folk.

Twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc, from Prince Edward Island, join forces with Pascal Miousse – a direct descendant of the first colonial families to inhabit Quebec’s remote Magdalene Islands.

Organisers said: "Tight sibling harmonies, layered foot percussion and a compelling trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, whistles, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp create an expansive sound that triumphantly defies the parameters of a trio.

"Theirs is a supremely impressive, expansive sound and a live show that combines song-writing elegance with the dynamism of three truly passionate performers and musical ambassadors."

Flag-bearers for their unique musical traditions throughout the world, the powerhouse trio are currently nominated for six Music PEI (Prince Edward Island) Awards - including Album of the Year and Francophone Artist of the Year.

Vishtèn will perform at the Eastgate Theatre on Thursday, January 24 at 7.30pm.

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