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Celtic trio Vishten makes way to OCCC March 27

Twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc have partnered with Pascal Miousse to bring traditional Celtic-Arcadian music to audiences around the world, including OCCC. They will perform on campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Bruce Owen Theater.

This trio, named “Vishten,” is based on the east coast of Canada.

The LeBlanc sisters originally are from Prince Edward Island and Miousse is from Magdelen Island.

This trio has traveled the world and performed in numerous countries.

This Celtic style music has an Arcadian feel and is sung in French, said Lemuel Bardeguez, Cultural Programs director.

A three-part harmony is sung throughout the trio’s pieces, along with the use of step dancing, drumming, a fiddle, a guitar and many other instruments.

“We have never had authentic folk musicians as guests here at OCCC before,” Bardeguez said.

“I have listened to their music and they are definitely high-quality artists.”

Since this performance is in French, it is very likely to attract students taking French classes, along with French professors.

“This group is currently on tour and has traveled all over and we are excited to welcome them here to OCCC,” Bardeguez said.

Tickets are for sale online at www.occc.edu/CAS/Tickets.html [1] or available at the door.

The price is $10 for OCCC students and children under 17, $17 for OCCC faculty, staff and seniors over 55 and $22 for general admission.

To contact Meredith Hudson, email onlineeditor@occc.edu.