• The Kane Sisters

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  • In Memory of Paddy Fahey

    New album available

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The Kane Sisters

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 the great Sligo musician and music teacher, Mary Finn and by their grandfather, Jimmy Mullen.

From a young age, they have been very influenced by the traditional music of Sligo and East Galway, in particular the music of the master composer and fiddle player Paddy Fahey.

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, they decided to embark musically on their own and they recorded their first album in 2002 entitled ‘The Well Tempered Bow’. The Kane Sisters toured Ireland and the United States following the release of their first album and they followed up with a second album ‘Under the Diamond’ in 2004 and third album in 2010 called ‘Side by side’.

In 2022 they release their fourth album ‘In Memory of Paddy Fahey’ featuring 15 of his compositions as well as newly written tunes from both Liz and Yvonne.

Based in Letterfrack they have a solid teaching schedule with a large number of fiddle students both locally and virtually.

newly released album

In Memory of Paddy Fahey

  • Released :
    August 24, 2022
newly released "special edition"

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In Memory of Paddy Fahey (2022)

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Under the Diamond (2004)

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The Well Tempered Bow (2002)

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Upcoming concerts

  • Aug 26, 2022

    Kiltormer, Co. Galway, Ireland
    The Hill Bar

    Sep 4-11, 2022

    Joanie Madden's Folk'n Irish Cruise 2022
    The Mediterranean

    Sep 17, 2022

    Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland
    Cherish the Ladies - Sports and Leisure Centre - Clifden Arts Festival

    Sep 21, 2022

    Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland
    ALBUM LAUNCH - Christchurch Clifden - Clifden Arts Festival

    Sep 23, 2022

    Inagh Valley, Co. Galway, Ireland
    Culture Night @ Interface Inagh

    Oct 14, 2022

    Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
    Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol

    Oct 15, 2022

    Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland
    Ed Reavey Trad Music Festival

    Oct 29-30, 2022

    London, UK
    Return to London Town Festival

    Nov 13, 2022

    Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
    Ennis Trad Fest

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  • Nov 06, 2022

    Melbourne, AU
    Rod Laver Arena

    Nov 20, 2022

    Melbourne, AU
    Rod Laver Arena

    Dec 8, 2022

    Melbourne, AU
    Rod Laver Arena

    Dec 8, 2022

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Dec 8, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    Mercedes-Benz Arena

    Sep 18, 2022

    Monterrey, Mexico

    Sep 18, 2022

    Moscow, Russia

    The Europeen Tour 2022 - Booking Enqueries

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