Thursday 5th May 2016 8pm
The Rheingans SistersSupport: Lauren Jackson & Gordon Gange
Tickets £10 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com
Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music. Both professional musicians, Rowan is well known on the English folk music scene as part of hugely popular BBC Folk Award nominated trio Lady Maisery as well as for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band. Anna lives in Toulouse, in southern France, where she is a much sought after fiddle player and teacher of french music traditions, in which she has fast become an expert, having just gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Scandinavia, they pull a range of influences from both the northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own compositions and arrangements.
'The Rheingans Sisters are delicate and skilled musicians who refresh their traditions by embellishing known themes in their own particular style, creating sounds that are recognisably grounded in the earth of folk music and song, yet flying to new destinations.'
Nancy Kerr - 2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year
'[NEW ALBUM Already Home] is unhurried music of heart and ease and lyricism, with gorgeous new songs that sound already timeless, that reek of earthly human connection and longing; a warm hug of an album.'
"A magnificent album... gorgeous music you wish to return to again and again" Songlines * * * * *
"Quite simply extraordinary" - fRoots