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‘Between Wind and Water’ - String Sisters - a considerable and enduring delight

(February 06, 2018)

A brilliant blend of traditional tunes and songs from Sweden, Shetland, Ireland and the United States, sounds like a recipe for boundless invention and expression - that would be correct. Include a collection of musicians combining the cultures of Norway, Shetland, String Sisters Between Wind and WaterSweden, Ireland, Scotland and the United States - and you have something unique. That’s ‘Between Wind and Water’ from String Sisters, an album that’s as fascinating in its scope as it is exciting in its delivery.

The combination of inspirational original compositions and inventive traditional arrangements is both exhilarating and electrifying, listen to ‘The Crow’s Visit’,  the ‘Open To The Elements’ set or ‘Tiger In The Galley’ and keep your feet still – not a chance. Soak up the atmosphere of songs like the sorrowful ‘Wind and Rain’, an American version of the much adapted ‘Twa Sisters’, perhaps the traditional Swedish ‘Det Bor I Mina Tankar’ or perhaps the delightful lullaby ‘Mo Níon Ó (My Daughter O)’. However you approach this album,‘Between Wind and Water’ is a considerable and enduring delight.

Catriona Macdonald (fiddle) Dave Milligan (piano) Annbjørg Lien (hardanger fiddle) Liz Carroll (fiddle) Liz Knowles (fiddle) Emma Härdelin (fiddle, vocal) Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocal) Tore Bruvoll (guitar) Conrad Molleson (bass) and James Mackintosh ( drums, percussion).Thefficial release date for the CD is on Friday 16 February 2018.

Website: www.stringsisters.net

Review: Charlie Elland

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