Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’, The Rheingans Sisters make bold and playful contemporary music anchored in folk traditions.
Fiddle-singers and multi-instrumentalists Rowan and Anna Rheingans grew up in the Peak District, born to a musician mother and violin-maker father, they picked up fiddles at an early age.
One third of the hugely popular Lady Maisery, Rowan is also well-known for her work with Nancy Kerr and the Songs of Separation super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart. Anna lives and works as a fiddle player in Toulouse and is an expert in southern French folk music, having gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatoire de Toulouse.
Both sisters spent signiﬁcant time studying ﬁddle music in Sweden and Norway, and pull both northern and southern European traditions into their own musical world.
“A duo of considerable abilities and imaginations to match,” Songlines Magazine
The Rheingans Sisters perform on Sunday Night at Bristol Folk Festival. Book a Sunday Night ticket for the evening concert featuring Edward II and The Rheingans Sisters. For a weekend festival pass see www.bristolfolkfestival.org