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String Sisters Live – String Sisters

ANNBJØRG LIEN: G-STRINGS · LUSEBLUS · ANNBJØRG LIEN, BJØRN OLE RASCH: WACKIDOO · ANNBJØRG LIEN, CATRIONA MACDONALD: THE APRIL CHILD (APRILBARNET) / THE JOY OF IT! · IAN LOWTHIAN, LAD O´BEIRNE, LIZ KNOWLES: SHETLAND FIDDLE DIVA / KINYON'more…S JIG / KINYON'S REEL / LAD O'BEIRNE'S · LIZ CARROLL: THE CHAMPAIGN JIG GOES TO COLUMBIA / PAT & AL'S JIG · THE FLY AND DODGER · LIZ CARROLL, TOM ANDERSEN, TRAD. : FREMONT CENTER / AHINT DA DAEKS O'VOE / COME AWA´IN / PADDY'S TRIP TO SCOTLAND / DINKY'S · LIZ KNOWLES: RUMBLE THY BELLYFUL · LIZ KNOWLES, TRAD. : THE HUSSAR (HUSSAREN) / TOSS THE FIDDLES · MAIRÉAD NÍ MHAONAIGH, TRAD. : THE MATCHMAKING SONG · TRAD. : THE HORSEBELL TUNE (BJØLLESLÅTTEN) · SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD (VÄRLDENS FRÄLSARE) / GABHAIM MOLTA BRIDE · DA TROWIE BUR

String Sisters is: Liz Carroll, Emma Härdelin, Liz Knowles, Annbjørg Lien, Catriona Macdonald, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Starstrucked by the String Sisters.

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String Sisters Live!

Annbjørg Lien from Norway joins Catriona Macdonald from Shetland, Liz Carroll and Liz Knowles from USA, Mairead ni Mhaonaigh (Altan) from Ireland and Emma Härdelin from Sweden to assemble in Glasgow to celebrate each of their region’s musical traditions and launch their first and long-awaited CD and DVD Live in Norway. Through their sparkling live shows, String Sisters have become an instant hit with audiences and the album gave the group a nomination to Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian Grammy Award). The repertoire consists of Irish, Shetland and Scandinavian folk music in addition to the artists’ own compositions. The String Sisters explore and cross musical boundaries and traditions, both in intimate solo parts and in delirious co-play. The concert is also released as a DVD. Here we find almost twice as many songs on the CD, in addition to the sparkling visual concert full of enthusiasm and sparkling energy.

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String Sisters Live!

First Concert

In the year 2000, Catriona Macdonald saw one of her dreams become reality when at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival on 21st of Jan. The dream was to assemble some of the world’s leading female fiddlers – sweeping the audience off their feet. This was their first outing together as the String Sisters! Colin Hynd of Celtic Connections grabbed the chance to premiere the event at his festival and the experience was nothing short of earth shattering for all who participated. The Glasgow concert was a great success and the project was rebooked for the following year.

Different Musical Backgrounds

The musical traditions in question are the ones belonging to Ireland/America, Shetland/Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia. Annbjørg Lien belongs to the latter, while the other sisters, in addition to Catriona MacDonald from Shetland, include Liz Carroll and Liz Knowles from America, Mairead ni Mhaonaigh (from the acclaimed Irish folk-band Altan) and Emma Härdelin from Sweden. Härdelin has taken the place of original member Natalie MacMaster from Canada.

Norway Tour

During the winter of 2005, the sisters went on tour in Norway, in cooperation with the Norwegian National Concerts, and Grappa Music Group. The tour was Annbjørg Lien’s initiative. In a recent intevju with Ballade.no, Lien says:
– The Norwegian tour and the live recordings mark the start of a whole new level of activity for the Sisters. The plan now is to tour each of our home countries and release the record in relation to each tour.

Release date: 05.02.2007

EAN: 7033662072002

Cat.No.: HCD7200

Priskategori: CD