We are delighted to have sisters Rowan and Anna Rheingans visiting Halsway as part of their Spring tour – which includes dates in Ireland and at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, Australia, as well as across the UK!
2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners – Best Original Track
2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees – Horizon (Best Newcomer)
Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their violin-maker father from an early age. 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.She also composes for theatre and is part of the ‘Songs of Separation’ super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, amongst others. 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.
New album ‘Already Home’ out now!
“Superb” – The Independent