The Kane Sisters at The Steeple Sessions
13 August 2013
From North Connemara, Liz and Yvonne Kane, known as The Kane Sisters, are much respected musicians and educators. Born in Letterfrack, they were educated in Kylemore Abbey School. They were taught music by their grandfather, local fiddle player, Jimmy Mullen and Mary Finn, a Co. Sligo musician and teacher. Liz and Yvonne first came to national and international prominence during the three year period in which they toured with accordion player, Sharon Shannon as members of her band, The Woodchoppers. They travelled all over the world with her band and are featured artists on Sharon's album 'The Diamond Mountain Sessions'. At that time, a Hot Press review by Siobhan Long confirmed '...while 'Fire in their Bellies' (with Liz and Yvonne Kane) is ensemble playing at its best and most naked.' Following this period of touring with Sharon Shannon, the girls have embarked on their own very successful independent musical careers and recorded 3 albums all which have received rave reviews; 'The Well-Tempered Bow', 'Under the Diamond' in 2004 and 'Side by Side'.
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