The Friel Sisters
Portree, Isle of Skye
The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht. They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire. Being siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes.
Since the launch of their debut album, they have performed in various venues and festivals across Europe, America and Asia and have appeared as guests on stage or toured with acts such as Altan, The Chieftains, Lúnasa, Sharon Shannon, The Máirtín O’Connor Trio, Cherish the Ladies, Solas and Fidil. In 2016, the girls performed at Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and won the prestigious Trophée Loïc Raison.
2017 sees an exciting time as they are currently in the process of releasing album number two with Hajime Takahashi, produced by Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and recorded by Jack Talty in Grouse Lodge Studios, West Meath. They are very excited to launch this in December 2017 at Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair.
“The Friel Sisters’ music cannot be held back; it is what comes natural to them. They breathe music, they live music, they love music. Traditional Irish music is in a richer place for having these young genuine people carry it on to future generations.”
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan
- 2018-01-13 07:30 PM
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