Friday 23rd September 7.30pm / Main House

THE RHEINGANS SISTERS


The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. The award-winning multi-instrumentalists, composers and folk scholars are nominated for ‘Best Duo/Group’ at 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Over the last five years, three critically acclaimed albums and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award win for ‘Best Original Track’ in 2016, 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 improvisors, with adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, spoken word, dancing feet and percussion.

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 is based in their native Peak District home

The Rheingans Sisters released their critically acclaimed fourth album ‘Receiver’ in 2020 on the Bendigedig Label.

 

‘Scandi-noir, but tinged with joy and avant-garde trad’ SONGLINES

‘Brilliant complexity and sparkling diversity on show’ FOLK RADIO UK

‘Gorgeously seasonal’ MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW

‘The Rheingans Sisters are unique; their songs and tunes are special,completely absorbing, alluring, simple yet totally complicated’ FOLK WALES ONLINE

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 23rd September 7.30pm

 

Standard: £16.00 (premier seating available for an additional £2)

 

Running Time: TBC

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

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