The Wrigley Sisters are appearing in North Berwick on WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL 2012

Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley, the internationally acclaimed fiddle and guitar duo from the Orkney Islands are kicking off their first UK tour in 20 years in NORTH BERWICK at the St. Andrews Blackadder Church on Wednesday 11th April.   

The sisters have a magical new album to perform  – Idiom,  which is a sparkling blend of traditional, contemporary and original material, invigorated with jazz, blues and ragtime flavours. Like an Orkney sunrise, Idiom bursts with light, colour and outrageous and dizzying energy. Idiom has woken the timeless standing stones of Orkney and made them dance again. Idiom reflects a confidence and maturity honed from years of touring and playing.

The Girls perform with boundless musical dexterity and vitality, Orcadian wit and good fun!

Hailing from Orkney, the twin sisters began performing together – Jennifer on fiddle and Hazel on piano and guitar – when they were 8.  Their universal audience appeal reflects both the calibre of their music and the effervescent charm of their performances.

Their recorded output – from their 1991 debut Dancing Fingers recorded between the age of 13 and 16 years, its successor The Watch Stone (1994), third album Huldreland, fourth album Mither 0′ The Sea, fifth album Skyran and their sixth and most recent release Idiom – reveals their assurance and sophistication and reaffirms their international prominence.

Flyer – The Wrigley Sisters
Jennifer and Hazel have undertaken three world tours, visited forty seven countries (including fifteen trans-Atlantic trips) and appeared in countless television and radio productions. They have undertaken many musical and education related initiatives and collaborations; several with internationally renowned artists such as Evelyn Glennie.  In addition they have also undertaken and delivered extensive teaching and music workshop initiatives throughout the world.  The sisters were extensively involved in ‘Live Music Now’ – a tutorial initiative whose patrons are Yehudi Menuhin and Prince Charles.

Jennifer and Hazel have won a number of national and international awards, with Jennifer Wrigley herself a past winner of the BBC Young Tradition Award, the UK’s premier accolade for emerging folk music talent.

The sisters are unquestionably two of the highest profile cultural and creative arts ‘ambassadors’ to emanate from Orkney and are clearly appreciated as such within their home community.   If you  love Phil  & Aly you will love The Wrigley Sisters.

Don’t miss their concert in North Berwick at St. Andrews Blackadder.  Doors open at 7pm and tickets are on sale now from Greens and Blues in the High Street in North Berwick or on line from www.eventelephant/betterevent.  You can also check them out on their website www.wrigleysisters.com and for any further information you can email jane@thebettereventcompany.com

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