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.
COVID POLICY FOR THIS EVENT.
We look forward to welcoming you, all tickets are on sale and expect to sell a full house. There will be a number of measures in place to reduce risk. So please note the following.
We will not reserve empty seats between household groups as has been the case at previous CatStrand events. There will probably be someone sat in the seats next to you.
As per government guidance, masks are required to be worn inside and throughout the performance, unless you are sat down and eating or drinking or have a medical exemption.
1m distancing should be maintained at all other times.
Our air handler will be used to provide ventilation.
For everyones reassurance and safety, we request that audience members take a lateral flow test prior to attending. These are free and can be done at home or at a testing site. See NHS DG for up to date advice on where to obtain the tests.
Full refunds will be available if cancelling due to a positive test.
If required, tour booking contact details will be used for test and trace purposes.