Qristina & Quinn Bachand have proven to be quintessential to Canada’s contribution to the world stage, garnering a mantle-packing collection of awards and recognition that thrust them to the top of the international Celtic music world, the most recent a nomination at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards (Roots Recording of the Year).
With Qristina’s shimmering vocals and inspirational fiddling and Quinn’s old –soul mastery to all things stringed, this brother and sister act clearly hit the mark with the music industry earning accolades and international touring opportunities with the likes of Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. The duo won 2010 Top Traditional Group and 2011 Top Duo at the Irish Music Awards as well as eight nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Born and raised on Canada's West Coast with its signature tolerance for experimentation and improvisation, the siblings have always sought to find their own ‘voice’, exploring all kinds of musical traditions and fusing styles such as Old-time, Irish trad, Folk, and Jazz to create their own distinctive sound – one that is arresting, provocative, stimulating and thoroughly intoxicating.
An Island performance by this young duo is a rare treat these days, especially since Qristina now resides in Europe and Quinn is on a full-ride scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. This will be an evening of folk and Celtic roots music and song you won’t want to miss!