Saturday 19th October, 2019
Melbourne Assembly Rooms
Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Track, The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.
Drawing on their pan-European musical scholarship (having studied extensively in France, Sweden and Norway) and their spirited mission to make connections between the music of different geographical roots, they have developed a rich artistic approach to the deconstruction and reimagining of traditional music alongside their own beguiling compositions.
Since the release of their award-winning album Already Home (2015) audiences across the UK, Europe and Australia have been captivated by their live performances; as full-hearted performers and on-stage improvisors - via the adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, poetry and percussion - The Rheingans Sisters are a unique and unmissable act on the folk and world music stage today. Their hotly anticipated third album 'Bright Field' was released in March 2018 to critical acclaim:
“Great record... full of originals and stark song settings”
- The Guardian
“an exceptional record... by some distance their finest yet"
- fROOTS ‘Ace Album of the Issue’ ★★★★★
“Powerful and arresting... another potential prizewinner”
- Songlines ‘Top of the World’ Album ★★★★