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The Wrigley Sisters

Scotland

Combining mastery with mischief, and tradition with modernity, Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley are an internationally acclaimed fiddle and guitar duo from the Orkney Islands.
Their latest album, Idiom, is a sparkling blend of traditional, contemporary and original material, invigorated with jazz, blues and ragtime flavours. Like an Orkney sunrise, Idiom bursts with light, colour and outrageous and dizzying energy. Idiom has woken the timeless standing stones of Orkney and made them dance again. Idiom reflects a confidence and maturity honed from years of touring and playing.
After years of touring, the Wrigley Sisters returned to Orkney and in 2004 set up The Reel, predominantly a music school but also encompassing a cafe and bar, music shop, venue and exhibition space. The school now has in excess of 600 students.
Hailing from Orkney, the twin sisters began performing together - Jennifer on fiddle and Hazel on piano and guitar – when they were 8. Their universal audience appeal reflects both the calibre of their music and the effervescent charm of their performances.
Their recorded output—from their 1991 debut, Dancing Fingers, to their sixth and most recent album, Idiom—reveals their assurance and sophistication and reaffirms their international prominence.
Jennifer and Hazel have undertaken three world tours, visited 47 countries and appeared in countless television and radio productions. They have undertaken many musical and education related initiatives and collaborations including extensive teaching and music workshop initiatives throughout the world.
Jennifer and Hazel have won a number of national and international awards, with Jennifer Wrigley herself a past winner of the BBC Young Tradition Award, the UK's premier accolade for emerging folk music talent.

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