Featuring six of the world’s top fiddlers and a peerless quartet of piano, guitar, bass and drums, String Sisters blends Nordic and Celtic traditions into a glorious riot of all-encompassing sound. Formed at Celtic Connections in 1998 by Shetland fiddler Catriona Macdonald the group has come back together on many special occasions rewarding audiences each time with a concert to remember.
The band combines the very considerable talents of fiddlers Annbjørg Lien (Norway), Catriona Macdonald (Shetland), Emma Härdelin (Sweden), Liz Carroll (United States), Liz Knowles (United States), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Ireland) plus Tore Bruvoll (Norway) on guitar, Dave Milligan (Scotland) on piano, Conrad Molleson (Scotland) on bass and James
Mackintosh (Scotland) on percussion. String Sisters’s performances and recordings also feature the vocal talents of Emma Härdelin and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.
Following a barnstorming concert at 2015’s Celtic Colours in Cape Breton (Canada) String Sisters played their only 2016 gig at the prestigious Tønder Festival in Denmark.
String Sisters debut album Live was released in 2007 and was Grammy long-listed.
A new album, to be recorded in Shetland in June 2017, will be launched at prestigious world music festivals across Europe and North America from October 2017.