Combining mastery with mischief, and tradition with modernity, Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley are an internationally acclaimed fiddle and guitar duo from the Orkney Islands. Performing together since they were 8 years old, the twin sisters have released six albums, toured the world three times, 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 being a past winner of the BBC Young Tradition Award.
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Wendy is an award-winning fiddler, piano player and step dancer from Creignish. By age fifteen, she was playing dances all over Cape Breton Island, forming the sound that makes her so recognizable today. With five records to her credit, she is a favourite with traditional audiences everywhere. Wendy has toured all over the world as a solo performer, and with The Rankins, Mary Jane Lamond, Ashley MacIsaac and Beolach. Most recently, Wendy has teamed up with long time collaborator Mary Jane Lamond in an award-winning combination of their musical sensibilities, their strong celtic roots and their personalities.
Dr. Winnie Chafe is a highly respected figure within Cape Breton Island’s musical culture. The first woman to become International Fiddling Champion, Winnie has instructed a generation of pupils in the Scottish violin tradition, performed for royalty and received two honourary doctorates in recognition of her contribution to the legacy of Cape Breton’s music. As a constant promoter of musicianship, her stage has provided a showcase for young talent including well-known artists the Barra MacNeils, Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac.
Award-winning quartet WeBanjo3 from Galway, Ireland combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. When this band of brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulses race. Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.