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Biography

String Sisters is a Grammy long-listed folk 'supergroup' made up of six of the world's leading female fiddlers: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Irish fiddle, vocals) (Ireland), Annbjørg Lien (Hardanger fiddle) (Norway), Liz Knowles (fiddle) (USA), Catriona MacDonald (fiddle) (Shetland, Scotland), Liz Carroll (fiddle) (USA), and Emma Härdelin (fiddle, vocals) (Sweden) .

In January 1998, at the world-renowned Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland, Shetland fiddler Catriona MacDonald was commissioned to assemble the world's leading female fiddlers. Macdonald brought together friends and collaborators from Ireland, United States, Norway and Sweden to perform the festival's biggest concert of that year. MacDonald arranged the concert set with fellow fiddle players Annbjørg Lien, Liz Knowles, Catriona MacDonald, Liz Carroll, Emma Härdelin and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, who also provides vocals for the group.

It was not until 2005 that the name String Sisters was penned. Until then, the group members could not be together at once due to their solo careers, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh's work with Altan and Liz Carroll's work with John Doyle. Thus, only almost seven years after their début concert, the group commenced a Norwegian tour, recording their début album and DVD simply entitled Live.

In 2018 was released Between Wind and Water, the band's second album and debut studio album.

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