The recipients of multiple WCMA and Canadian Folk Music awards nominations (and victories at the Irish Music Awards), the sister and brother combo of Qristina and Quinn Bachand have achieved real prominence on the international Celtic music scene. They debuted in 2008 with their Relative Minors album, and new release Little Hinges is their third. Their sound is built around their fluent fiddle, guitar and banjo playing, and this is supplemented by percussionist/co-producer/roots music ace Joby Baker. Quinn assumes some vocal duties here for the first time, with fine results. Strong original tunes fit alongside traditional numbers and songs taken from such folk greats as Si Kahn and Dick Gaughan. Nice to see the duo take an adventurous approach to the Celtic genre. Worthy of note is the fact that Quinn is currently furthering his studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, thanks to a Slaight Family Scholarship. Qristina has a Masters in Health Sciences and has researched cholera in Uganda! Look for these Little Hinges to open more doors for a dynamic duo.
The duo recently played shows in Scotland and we expect summer folk fest appearances here.