Hello and welcome to our website! Thanks for visiting. We are a duo based in Lincoln, and sing Americana, folk-country songs in close harmony. You can book us for events, pub gigs, weddings and private parties. We are also available for vocal harmony workshops. Just get in contact for further information and prices and read our bio to find out more about where we've performed previously. 

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From West Sussex to West Scotland - Sunshine Singing Workshops all the way! 

We have had an absolute blast recently! April brought Valefest and Singing in the Swiss Alps; May brought ‘Three Days in May’ - the last two wonderful adventures being the fabulous projects of our friend and expert community singing director Roger Jackson. June so far, sent us off to this fantastic place - Arisaig Americana Festival where our friend Mairi kindly switched on hot sunshine in this idyllic spot! Ooch - it was so beautiful we almost didn't make it home! Next up we have the delights of East Anglia Bluegrass festival and Stourton Estates Day (11th June).

We are LIVING THE DREAM and somehow juggling the rest of life alongside.

Here's a picture where we look vaguely awake, which is nothing short of a miracle!

Catch you somewhere on our schedule I hope!

Sue and Ishani



What an amazing gig on Friday! We were supported by Mollie Marchant, and Ella Hill and Ella Chappell. These girls are so very talented and we are looking forward to their blossoming success! Go girls!

Thank you to the whole crowd for being so welcoming. What a happy bunch - and almost as sane as we are!

Sue and Ishani



We're really sorry that we can't do tonight's gig - Sue is ill with that thing that is coming round to haunt us all like the ghost of Christmas past! But there is a great night to be had still at Caistor Heritage Centre:

Here is a message from the organiser:

Sadly, the Rye Sisters have had to postpone their concert at the Arts and Heritage Centre tonight due to covid. We will rearrange the concert. 

Please contact the centre for refunds if you wish. 

HOWEVER the concert will still go ahead! Local singer MAURA COOK has kindly offered to step in. She will still also be supported by young local talent ELLA HILL. 

Here's to a great night!


Summer/ Autumn Schedule 

This is us at the great 'The Eyes Have it' Festival in Duffield, Derbyshire this summer. Our gigs and workshops coming up:

31st July: The Heckington Show

27th August: Scorpfest, Skegness

3rd September: Off the Tracks Festival, Castle Donington

8th September: Lincoln Jazz Cafe

11th September: Whitwell Festival, Derbyshire

16th-18th September: WORKSHOP -  FOLK ON THE FARM weekend residential, Leics 

21st-23rd October: WORKSHOP - SOREFINGERS weekend residential, Nr Chipping Norton 



MAVERICK and THE EYES HAVE IT - we LOVE festivals! 

Thank you Duffield! Thank you Maverick! We had a blast! Here are pictures of us having fun, the Peacock stage backdrop at Maverick, the Maverick main stage and The Real Thing (omg they were GREAT!) at The Eyes Have It festival in Duffield. Thank you to both festival teams for making us feel so welcome!



We are delighted to tell you that we have lots of festival gigs lined up for June and July! The first of these is the fantastic OUTFIELDS Festival, Louth- on 18th June; The Eyes Have it, in DUFFIELD, Derbyshire on Fri 1st July, the amazing MAVERICK festival, in Suffolk on 2nd-3rd July; ALFORD Music and Arts Festival on Sun 10th July and the stunning GATE TO SOUTHWELL festival on 14-17th July. We'll also be playing at a best kept secret in The North East - run by the Jumping Hot Club: COUNTRY CANTINA in Easington on 23rd July; The HECKINGTON SHOW on 31st July.

We are certainly looking forward to summer and to meeting you there!

We are very proud and excited to be playing at the warm and friendly Grimsby Folk Club on Sun 26th June.

Check out the SHOWS page for all the details!

Hooray hooray - the sun has got his hat on, not to mention his sunglasses and Hawaiian shirt!

Sue and Ishani! :)


Hello everyone

If you would like to learn how to sing glorious harmony songs, like we do in the Rye Sisters, come along to 'Three Days in May' - a residential camp in Sussex, where you can learn a variety of songs - Americana, Transatlantic and kinda British in places even (yes we love that too!). There are limited places and you can look into it or book here:

Three Days in May!

It's a full three days, starting on Friday 27th May 2022 to Tuesday morning 31st May. Or if you prefer, you can come from Friday to Sunday, since Monday is not the usual bank holiday this year.

You deserve to spend time nurturing your voice, meeting the friendliest people (they honestly are) and getting some of the most yummy food ever served to anyone!) Cocktail hour is (sort of) compulsory.


Check it out!




Well, we had a blast paying at The beautiful Blueroom in Lincoln. It was all in aid of St Barnabas Hospice and, together with moving songster Gary Rudd and the fabulous energy of Klezmer band, Simcha, we helped raise over £1000 for this worthy cause.

We are performing at Boston Folk Club on Monday (14th March) and we're keeping it mostly in Lincolnshire until it gets warmer (you can put up with local cold - you get used to it...maybe). Please see all the shows we're doing!