Award-winning musicians, composers and folk music scholars The Rheingans Sisters are on the road again, bringing their critically acclaimed third album Bright Field to some very special venues in England this spring. From the intimate wooden surrounds of the Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol to the epic beauty of York’s National Centre for Early Music, The Rheingans Sisters bring their unique and unmissable live show to a venue near you.
Hailed as ‘a great record’ by The Guardian, The Rheingans Sisters’ third album Bright Field was crowned 3rd place in the prestigious fRoots Magazine’s ‘Album of the Year’ Critics Poll at the end of 2018. Celebrated with live sessions for BBC Radio 2’s The Folk Show and BBC Radio 3’s Music Planet, Songlines magazine also quickly declared Bright Field as a “powerful and arresting” album and awarded it their much coveted ‘Top of The World’ status.
Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’ in 2016, The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. Audiences across the UK, Europe and Australia have been captivated by The Rheingans Sisters live performances; as full-hearted performers and on-stage improvisors via the adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, poetry and percussion. Drawing on their pan-European musical scholarship (having studied extensively in France, Sweden and Norway) 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.
A unique and unmissable act on the folk and world music stage today, Rowan and Anna play a plethora of instruments in their live shows, many of them handmade by their luthier father Helmut Rheingans who still crafts fiddles and banjos in their native Peak District Home.
11th March, 7:30pm – National Centre for Early Music, YORK
13th March, 8pm – The Greystones, SHEFFIELD
15th March, 7pm- The Guildhall, LEICESTER
17th March – Kings Place, LONDON (SOLD OUT)
23th March, 7.30pm – Ashcroft Arts Centre, FAREHAM
26th March, 8pm – Wardrobe Theatre, BRISTOL
For more information or booking, visit www.rheinganssisters.co.uk.