The Rheingans Sisters

Award-winning folk duo The Rheingans Sisters will perform at CatStrand, New Galloway on Sunday 17th of April as part of a UK tour of their critically-acclaimed fourth album Receiver.

The fiddle singers, who won BBC Radio 2’s Folk Award for Best Original Track in 2016 and were nominated for Best Duo/Group in 2019, will be returning to stages across the UK this spring and summer, with Scottish dates in Edinburgh, Peebles and New Galloway.

Rowan Rheingans and Anna Rheingans, who grew up in the Peak District, make playful and richly connecting music that is contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.

The powerful performers have toured across the UK, Europe and Australia and their music has been praised as “gorgeously seasonal” by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show’s Mark Radcliffe.

Critics praise the duo’s unique musical style, as they make adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, spoken word, dancing feet and percussion.

Their “avant-garde trad” fourth album Receiver landed in the UK Official Folk Charts’ Top 40, was hailed by Songlines Magazine as one of the best releases of 2020 and topped the Transglobal World Music Charts at number 2.

The 2020 record followed their 2018 album Bright Field, which was described as “a great record, it glistens” by The Guardian. Receiver won over audiences and critics alike with its Leonard Cohen-esque lyrical imagery and inventive multi-instrumental arrangements.

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