Rheinghans Sisters perform at Halsway Manor as part of their Going Further weekend for folk fiddle players. In this evening’s performance Halsway Manors doors are open for the public to join workshop participants and enjoy an evening of talented and passionate folk fiddle.
Over the last six years, three critically acclaimed albums, a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award (and two nominations), audiences across the UK, Europe and Australia have been captivated by The Rheingans Sisters’ unique expression of fiddle music.
Drawing on their pan-European musical scholarship (both have studied fiddle music in Scandinavia and Toulouse-based Anna is a specialist in Occitan traditions) 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 re-imagining of traditional fiddle tunes alongside their own beguiling compositions. Performing live, the sisters are inimitable: full-hearted performers and spontaneous, on-stage improvisers. Both are also skilled teachers – passionate and patient, brimming with enthusiasm for the possibilities of every tune and keen to share practical technique tips to improve and deepen fiddle playing in any tradition.