Celebrate the Irish early as Qristina & Quinnreturn for Oak Bay show

Qristina & Quinn perform March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Bay Recreation’s Upstairs Lounge, 1975 Bee St.

An early St. Paddy’s Day celebration kicks off Friday with Qristina & Quinn.

Enjoy traditional Irish music with Qristina & Quinn Bachand, Canada’s award winning Celtic Roots brother/sister duo and celebrate all things Irish. Now living in Montreal and Boston respectively, a Victoria show is rare treat.

Born on Canada’s West Coast, siblings Qristina & Quinn Bachand developed their own voice, exploring various musical traditions, fusing styles such as Celtic, folk and jazz to create their own distinctive sound. With Qristina’s shimmering vocals and inspirational fiddling and Quinn’s old–soul mastery to all things stringed, this brother and sister act 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.

In 2015 the siblings released their third album, Little Hinges, so titled for its sonic resemblance to the adage, “big things swing on little hinges”. As Qristina & Quinn lay waste to conventional expectations with this true hybrid marrying two worlds, blending spirited new sounds to pre-established Celtic traditions – Little Hinges yields big results. Carrying their audience with them, the charismatic duo add an exciting array of instruments and sound effects to their palate, further mining the emotional landscape while digging deep into what they already do well – on fiddle, guitar and banjo, supplemented by Quinn’s first-time vocals and artistry on over a dozen instruments. Little Hinges achieves its promise – opening the door and further exploring the Bachands’ diverse musical talents and bottomless pool of creativity.

Qristina & Quinn perform March 16 at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6 for dinner) in Oak Bay Recreation’s Upstairs Lounge, 1975 Bee St. Tickets are $20-25 available at Ivy’s Bookshop and Oak Bay Recreation Centre or online at . Tickets are $25 at the door. Get a taste of the music at qbachand.com.

editor@oakbaynews.com

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