String Sisters

String Sisters


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Line up

  • Annbjørg Lien  (Fiddle)
  • Catriona Macdonald (Fiddle)
  • Emma Härdelin  (Fiddle, vocals)
  • Liz Carroll (Fiddle)
  • Liz Knowles (Fiddle)
  • Mairead ni Mhaonaigh (Fiddle)


A while ago Catriona McDonald, world famous fiddle player from the Shetland Islands had the idea of gathering the best female fiddle players of the world on the same stage Said and done and the String Sisters were a success straight off.

The six sisters, besides Catriona McDonald, Swedish Emma Haerdelin, known from Garmarna and Triakel, the Norwegian world hardingfela player, Annbjoerg Lien, Mairead ni Mhaonaigh, the Irish ace from the group Altan and the Americans Liz Carroll and Lis Knowles. They are accompanied by the Norwegian super guitarist Tore Bruvoll and on piano, percussion and bass are three Scots who come from bands like Shoogleinifty och Capercaillie.

A big band for big stages. Celtic music with loads of rhythmic energy but also with a touch of Nordic melancholy and atmosphere. A unique show