Qristina & Quinn Bachand have been making music together for most of their lives and making waves on the celtic music scene for their creativity and musical virtuosity – Qristina building a reputation for her fiddle and vocal work while Quinn has been making a name for himself as a celtic acoustic guitarist and fiddler, and pushing boundaries through his work with the duo and Brishen, his gypsy-jazz combo. Their latest album and their third together, “Little Hinges” (2015) has been very well-received. Qristina & Quinn joined us at the Folk Music Ontario conference for an in-depth conversation and impromptu session. For more information visit qbachand.com. Music: Qristina & Quinn Bachand “Crooked Jack” from “Little Hinges” (2015, Beacon Ridge), “What You Do With What You Got” (Live), “The Welcome Farewell Set” (Live), “Truly Understand” (Live) and “Never Goodbye/Three Little Babes” from “Little Hinges” (2015, Beacon Ridge).
Big Little Lions started out as a long-distance songwriting partnership between two established songwriters, Juno award winning Helen Austin from Vancouver Island and Cincinnati-based Paul Otten. In their two-year collaborative career they have produced two E.P.s and a very well-received long-player “A Little Frayed, A Little Torn”, that has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year. Helen, Paul and Helen’s daughter Daisy Squires, a member of the Big Little Lions band, joined us at the Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about their music. For more information visit biglittlelions.com. Music: Big Little Lions “The Road With You” and “Watered Down” from “A Little Frayed, A Little Torn” (2015, Riptide Music Group) and Big Little Lions “The Way Home” from “Paper Cage E.P.” (2014, Riptide Music Group).