About String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band
String Loaded are the 2017 Australian Celtic Music Artist of the Year and have the Australian Celtic Music Album of the Year.
String Loaded are an award winning Celtic band known for their passion, energy and love of the Celtic narrative. This high energy family band features sensational fiddle playing sisters, Gabi and Olivia, supported by mum and dad on guitar and bodhran (Celtic drum). The beauty, skill and infectious energy of the girls fiddle music and singing will leave you spell bound and will lift your heart with joy.
Influences come from the rich music and folk law tradition of the Celtic and Scandinavian culture and also more recent American bluegrass and Australian folk music traditions. Traditional Scottish fiddle tunes and Irish songs are injected with new life with powerful harmonies and pulsing strong rhythms.
Highlights for the band include performing at Jimmy Barnes’ daughter’s wedding and the opening ceremony at the Woodford Folk Festival. The band has performed at international and national music festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Australian Celtic Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Brigadoon at Bundanoon, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Golden Fiddle Awards and many local festivals, cultural events and corporate functions.