Inn Echo will launch their Inn Echo recording in The Pourhouse June 29 at 8 pm. Inn Echo’s album launch is part of the first annual Traditional Irish Music and Language Weekend happening on June 29 and 30.
Band Members Jesse Périard (guitar), Gormlaith Maynes (concertina), Karson McKeown (fiddle), and Tuli Porcher (fiddola) join together to form Inn Echo, blending Irish and Canadian traditional music with a modern take on the genre’s typical structures and sounds. Through the creation of intricate instrumental arrangements, harmonic lines, countermelodies and polyrhythms, Inn Echo have created a unique eclectic sound, all of which are featured on this album.
Karson McKeown has been playing fiddle since the age of 10. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, he has been a regular and well-recognized player in the Irish session scene in both Ottawa and PEI, and has won numerous fiddle competitions in Eastern Ontario. Karson also teaches violin on PEI.
Though her main instrument with Inn Echo is the concertina, Gormlaith Maynes is a well regarded multi-instrumentalist in her hometown of Drogheda, Ireland. Playing tin whistle since the age of 6, and then taking on more instruments like the concertina, fiddle, guitar, and harp, she has made a name for herself and has won several county and provincial Fleadhanna. Since earning her Masters Degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance from the University of Limerick, Maynes has moved to PEI as an Irish Gaelic language teacher and as a faculty member for the School of Performing Arts program.
Playing classical violin since the age of 3, fiddle tunes since she was 5, cello since 10, and now recently the 5-string fiddle (fiddola), it’s easy to say that music has always played a large part in Tuli Porcher’s life. Raised in Victoria, BC, and now living in Charlottetown to study contemporary music at Holland College School of Performing Arts, she has been turning heads with her unique west-coast style, groove, and approach to traditional music. At age 20, Tuli has already been a part of many accomplished BC based groups such as Close The Bombay Doors, The BC Fiddle Orchestra, and Coastline.
Originally from Fredericton, New-Brunswick, but living in PEI for most of his life, Jesse Périard has been a backing guitarist in traditional since the age of 15. He has accompanied a number of both Island and off-Island artists such as Ward MacDonald, Anastasia DesRoches, Zakk Cormier, Colin Grant, Stéphanie Lépine, and Karine Gallant. After graduating from the Holland College School of Performing Arts program in Charlottetown, he toured extensively as a member of PEI-based trio Ten Strings And A Goat Skin.
The Pourhouse is upstairs at The Old Triangle, 189 Great George St, Charlottetown. You can reserve tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-892-5200.