IN THE five years since multi-instrumentalist twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick last appeared at Huntingdon Hall a lot has changed.
The pair have toured extensively in the UK and abroad, released three critically acclaimed albums, been finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and much much more.
The Carrivick Sisters perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo.
Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.
The duo first started performing in 2006, originally as buskers before starting to play more proper gigs, turning professional when they left school in 2007.
In 2007 they won the South West Busker’s and Street Entertainer’s Competition, gaining themselves their first spot at Glastonbury Festival.
In 2008 Laura achieved second place at the RockyGrass Fiddle Contest in America.
The Carrivick Sisters were finalists in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2010 and were named Band/Duo of the Year in the 2011 FATEA Awards.
Most recently Charlotte won first place in both Old-time banjo and fiddle at FOAOTMAD’s festival in Gainsborough 2012.
Expect spine tingling sibling harmonies, well-crafted folk and bluegrass tinged original songs, impressive musicianship on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro and guitar, and an entertaining live show.
The show takes place on Friday (February 6) at 8pm. Tickets are £12.50 and can be bought from the box office on 01905 611427.