Sheffield date for Peak District folk star duo The Rheingans Sisters 

The Rheingans Sisters
The Rheingans Sisters

Peak District folk stars The Rheingans Sisters are touring to promote their third album, Bright Field.

The award-winning musicians, composers and folk music scholars’ new release got into the top three of the prestigious fRoots Magazine’s Album of the Yea’ Critics Poll at the end of 2018.

Three years ago their second album, Already Home, which was recorded over just five days in a forest studio in mid-Wales, won similar acclaim. Track Mackerel was named best original track in the BBC2 Folk Awards that year.

Anna and Rowan say that they make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.

They improvise on stage, using fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, poetry and percussion. Many of their instruments are created by hand by their father, Helmut.

They play The Greystones in Sheffield on Wednesday (March 13).