There’s something magical about musical performances by siblings.

The Rheingans Sisters are another example of blood bonds combined with devotion to their craft creating something memorable for audiences.

The intimate gig in front of a sell-out crowd, was an acoustic and unplugged affair, free from microphones and amplifiers– instead a collection of violins and an unusual looking instrument which looked like it had been fashioned from a piece of driftwood- revealed to be a string drum from the Pyrenees.

Their visit to Gwaenysgor Village Hall last weekend, which in cooperation with Trelawnyd Memorial Hall hosts regular stripped down performances by today’s folk scene favourites, formed part of a tour to coincide with the release of The Rheingans Sisters third and latest album Bright Field.

While Anna Rheingans lives and works as a musician and violin teacher in Toulouse, Rowan Rheingans is one of the most in demand musicians on the UK folk scene.

The show began with a brace of full-hearted French fiddle tunes, with Anna encouraging members of the audience to dance if the urge took them.

Next Rowen took on vocal duties with the moving yet melancholic song 'This Forest, taken from their latest album.

The song somewhat topically talks of the rush to war together with the reality of change and progress.

You could hear a pin drop in the hall as gig-goers listened intently to the song’s lyrics.

'The Cuckoo', taken from the sister’s award-winning 2015 album 'Already Home' was a more hopeful affair, and included a singalong moment.

Both sisters have made it their job to study traditional music, starting from an early age, with their father being a violin-maker.

Both have embedded themselves with musicians and soaked up the work of local songsmiths.

Rowen has lived in Swedish, calling the country and it's organic festivals her go to place for recharge and renewal.

She also revealed she has lived in Aberdaron and was inspired by Welsh poet RS Thomas.

This special place and RS Thomas served as the inspiration for the stunning 'Bright Field' - the title track of the band’s latest album – which again captivated the audience.

The sisters really seemed to be enjoying themselves on two foot stomping tracks based on traditional English folk songs, before Anna showcased the unique sound of the string drum.

'Dancing in the Cowshed' saw the pair spark off one another again, after which Rowen spoke of her invitation to attend a remarkable arts festival in Norway, which would serve as inspiration for the Rheingans Sister’s most celebrated song 'Mackerel'.

She along with Anna went on to give a faultless performance of the song – which in 2016 won them the Best Original Track prize at the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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