Website of the Week – The Gothard Sisters

Fiddling, dancing and singing sensations the Gothard Sisters provide a highly choreographed, fast-paced and polished show appreciated by audiences of all ages.

These girls have been playing violin and dancing since a very young age, and they grew up performing on stages in the Pacific Northwest.

They started out with rigorous classical violin training and competetive Irish Dance, leading them to leadership positions in the local Youth Symphonies and bringing them to the Irish Dancing World Championships (held overseas in the UK) to compete in the solo championships for three years in a row.

The three sisters have also developed their talents on various other instruments including guitar, bodhran and voice in the pursuit of creating a fuller, more compelling show.

Their love for music, dance and storytelling is their inspiration for performing and recording.

The Gothard Sisters have recorded six CDs, beginning with their Christmas release in 2006 (“And to All a Good Night,”) and progressing to their most recent original and Celtic album, “Story Girl” in November, 2011, and their latest Christmas album, “Christmas,” which has gained terrestrial radio airplay and includes a well-loved version of “Little Drummer Boy,” (renamed “Little Drummer Girl”) which will be included on an upcoming Putumayo World Music compilation album of unique Celtic Christmas music arrangements.

These days the girls can be seen making their way across the country visiting fairs and festivals to share their love of music, dance and live performance with the people that they meet.

A live show with the Gothard Sisters is likely to include fast fiddling numbers with lively choreography, Irish step-dancing used in a myriad of ways, and special songs and ballads.

The Gothard Sisters.

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