Ten Strings And A Goatskin / Aupres Du Poele
Album: Aupres Du Poele   Collection:World
Artist:Ten Strings And A Goatskin   Added:Jul 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-08-08 Pull Date: 2016-10-10 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 9 Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21
Airplays: 2 1 3 1 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 14, 2018: Melange
Duhk Duhk Goat
4. Oct 06, 2016: Melange
Aupres Du Poele
2. Oct 11, 2016: Clean Copper Radio
Duhk Duhk Goat
5. Oct 05, 2016: At the Cafe Bohemian
3. Oct 11, 2016: Celtic By Caronis
The Ukrainian Expedition
6. Sep 27, 2016: Clean Copper Radio
Duhk Duhk Goat

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-07-30
Prince Edward Island trio plays traditional songs with skill, verve, speed, and warmth (“aupres du poele means “around the woodstove” so it's literal as well as metaphoric); mixture of Celtic and French-Canadian tunes and lyrics that makes you went to get up and dance or get nostalgic for times past (or maybe wish you too lived on P.E.I.)

NO FCC issues; All tracks are good; Favorite tracks 2, 3,10, 11

1-The Ukrainian Expedition (4:44) – slower and then faster fiddle medley – foot-stomping pleasure

*2-Aupres du Poele (3:18) – “around the woodstove” – guitar more front and center here – halfway through, French-Canadian lyrics come in followed by Irish mouth music (scatting)

*3—Igen (6:27) – medley starts off as a fling with a banjo part; segues to a slip jig and then a standard jig; lovely rhythms; lovely playing

4- When First I Came to Caledonia (4:28) – starts with drone; slower tune; a bit minor; nice fiddle interlude; gets quieter and lyrics get clearer toward end

5- Shoot the Moon (4:33) – rollicking instrumental

6 – Maluron Lurette (4:29) – starts with a capella French, nice bodhran type percussion

7- The Town – (4:45) – English lyrics sung with nice harmony; pretty fiddle interlude

8- Lament for Buckles (4:50) – cool instrumental with banjo and fiddle; speeds up for “Ron's Broken Chair”

9 – Maudit Anglais (4:49) – male/female duet in French; picks up speed and becomes instrumental

*10-Coal Not Dole (3:12) - drone plus voice; the end of mining labor

*11-Duhk Duhk Goat (7:28) – starts with Nordic sounding fiddle tune; segues to Celtic; backed with the bodhran; lots of variety and speed

Track Listing
1. The Ukrainian Expedition   6. Maluron Lurette
2. Aupres Du Poele   7. The Town
3. Igen   8. Lament For Buckles
4. When First I Came To Caledonia   9. Maudit Anglais
5. Shoot The Moon   10. Coal Not Dole
  11. Duhk Duhk Goat