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Award-winning musicians, composers and folk scholars The Rheingans Sisters perform music from their critically acclaimed third album Bright Field, in which the natural world is the cathartic setting of many songs exploring our shared humanity. From the gently apocalyptic balladry of This Forest to the heartbreaking reveal of Edge of the Field, this powerful and arresting music calls from nature and asks big questions about our collective work in the world.
Nominees at this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Band/Duo’, The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.
Over the last five years and three critically acclaimed albums, audiences across the UK, Europe and Australia have been utterly captivated by their very special live performances. Drawing on their pan-European musical scholarship 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. Performing live, the sisters are inimitable: full-hearted performers and spontaneous, on-stage improvisers. With their adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, spoken word, dancing feet and percussion, The Rheingans Sisters are truly a unique and unmissable act on the folk and world music stage today.