The Friel Sisters join Gordon Hotchkiss this Wednesday night from 7.00pm on Hotchkiss Hotchpotch.
Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians hailing from Glasgow with Donegal roots. 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, many from their family repertoire and strive to maintain this tradition.
Being siblings they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes, approaching their music in a style inspired by many encounters with great musicians and singers throughout Ireland and in particular, Donegal.
Their passion for traditional music is evident in their performances and from an early age they have been drawn to music from bands such as the Bothy Band, Altan and Planxty and numerous solo artists and singers such as the Ní Dhomhnaill and the Keane sisters.
Anna, Sheila and Clare have performed in various venues and festivals including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections, the Danish Tonder Festival, Willie Clancy Summer School, Frankie Kennedy Winter School and at many other smaller festivals. They have appeared as guests on stage with acts such as The Chieftains and Altan on several occasions.
Listen to Gordon Hotchkiss for some chat, tunes and craic with the Friel Sisters from 7.00pm on Wednesday 15th June.