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The Rheingans Sisters
After a decade releasing critically celebrated albums (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners of ‘Best Original Track’ 2016 and ‘Best Group’ nominees in 2019) and touring across the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, France, Denmark, Czech Republic and as far as Australia, The Rheingans Sisters bring their celebrated ‘avant-garde trad’ to Sheffield for two nights at Abbeydale Picture House!
Influenced as ever by the past, The Rheingans Sisters’ music continues to lean defiantly forward. Their fourth album ‘Receiver’ (“a masterpiece of modern folk music” FRUK) which reached #2 in Transglobal World Music Charts and was rated one of the Top Ten Essential Folk Albums of 2020 by Songlines Magazine, blended the sounds of century-old recordings of Norwegian fiddlers and dancing feet with songs in ancient Occitan language and true stories from the Northern Irish Civil Rights movement alongside future-yearning, minimalist and painterly compositions describing modern and often urban experience with the warmth and empathy their songwriting has become well known for (“truly in a league of their own”- RnR Magazine) with sounds of electric guitar and synth underpinning raw textures of fiddles, feet and medieval bass drones of the tambourin à cordes.
As ever, the presence of risk, adventure and improvisation during live shows makes the sisters lean towards each other and keeps their audience at the edge of their seats while simultaneously held in a shared musical journey unlike any other. The Rheingans Sisters are working on a new album, due to be released in 2024!