Welcome

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. 

Previous events

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre

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Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, 28 Plough Hill, , Caistor, Market Rasen LN7 6LZ

We received an exceptionally warm welcome from this wonderful Caistor crowd when we played here around the same time last year (in 2023). Is 2023 last year? Goodness. Anyway - this is such a lovely, intimate space and we are delighted to be playing there again on one of the centre's Music Nights. Also not to be missed is Anna Ryder on 8th March. It would be great to see as many of you as possible out to support live music - thanks! See you there!

£10

Cat Asylum Brewing Company

12 Besthorpe Road, Collingham, NG23 7NP

Come along for a chilled afternoon of craft beer and harmonious music from..er...us!

LAUNCH PARTY!! - The Rye Sisters' Second Album

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St Mary's Guildhall, 385 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7SF

We are delighted to be launching our second album on 15th December at the historic and beautiful St Mary's Guildhall on Lincoln High Street. Please save the date and watch out for further information. This event will be ticketed, with tickets anticipated to be around £5. Our new CD will be on sale on the night. Just in time for Christmas!

Last Chance Saloon - Bluegrass at Naseby

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Naseby Village Hall, Main Street, Naseby, Northamptonshire NN6 6BT

A full day of teaching, jamming, socialising followed by an evening concert, including The Rye Sisters!

£12-£30 See ticketsource website for tickets!

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IT'S REAL: KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR POST AND EMAILS - SHOUT OUT to you marvellous people! 

Today, we have packaged up the rewards and we are shipping them out TOMORROW if you ordered a physical copy of the CD!

Thank you to:

Dr Caz, Aaron Swan, John and Jo Dunstan, Paul Brewer, Bob Delbridge and Issie Howie, Steve Lea, Sheldon, Jane Howie Alison and Graham, Françoise Evans Julian and Helen Dellar, Sean McManus, Simon and Kasey, Zanna Bleasdale, Samantha Jeffery, Linda Scrutton, Sue and Brian Kendrick, Ellie and Lloyd Siriwardena, Samantha and Paul Jeffery, Lynwen DavisonKaren Mepsted, Neil Scully, Georgina Siriwardena, Chris Harris, Christine Waldron, Andy and Elaine, Jane Wybron, Tony and Sally Bleasdale, John McNally, Dave Smith, Joe Heckels, Mal and Carol Brady, Paul ReesSéan the Hog Hogan, Andii Gosling, Matt Ellerby Katy Baggott, Christine Phipps, Jean C, Ken Buckmann, Rachel Roberts, Mike Wistow, Ian T and Katy C, Jon Barker, Angela O'Brien, Amanda Berry, Ruby Moshenska, Rachael Elliot Wood, Jennifer Platt, Phil Davidson, Tim Grummell, BrettDawn and Graham PetchKaye Twomlow, Jane Anderson, Emily, John Murphy, Anne Wilson, Beverly, John Gosling, Ruth Stanley, Faye and Evie, Caroline and Niro Siriwardena, Alastair Fraser, Sally W, Anne Steel, Paul B, Neil Ward, Sarah, Martin Froud, Tony Heckels, Sean Clingan, Dick Embery, Louise Hiscott, John Tomlinson, Mike and Jenny Everett, Tannis C, Stacey, Derik Palmer, Ali

ALBUM FUNDED - THANKS TO YOU! - NOW...LET'S PARTY! 

Thanks to you responding so well to our Kickstarter Campaign we now have a fully funded album project. We had faith that it just might ‘fly’ -  so even before we initiated the campaign, we had of course being pursing our music dreams as if they would come true.

Therefore here's where we are: we have recorded the music; added beautiful double bass to it (thank you Ben Somers!), added gorgeous cello undertones on a few tracks (Thank you Andii Gosling!) and it is being mastered as I type by the nonpareil of sound engineering, Josh Clark (Get Real Audio). The hardest work has been done by producer Roger Jackson, who took such care when recording our music -  and he's ensured that it sounds just like our live sound, but with added sprinkles of fabulousness. Well he is the leader of the ‘Fabulous Festival Choir’ (Towersey, Purbeck etc) -  so obviously, everything he does is fabulous! Thank you Roger Jackson!

Our Album Launch Event is on Friday 15th December at St Mary's Guildhall in Lincoln. If you have backed our campaign, and would like to come along, please do book your ticket soon - there are such limited places due to fire regs!

Here's the ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rye-sisters-distant-light-album-launch-soiree-tickets-747922013877

HELP MAKE OUR NEW ALBUM A REALITY! PRE-ORDER AND PLEDGE HERE! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ishanimay/the-rye-sisters-that-difficult-second-album

BIG NEWS! We've launched a kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to finish the album. Launching TODAY! (3rd October) we've got just 30 days to raise the funds to make this happen. If you like what we want to do and want to pre-order a copy of the new album, buy something a bit special as part of the promotion of the album or just chuck a friendly couple of quid our way, please follow the link above. Thank you so much ❤️

Second Album on its way - we are VERY excited! 

Hello everyone

I'm delighted to announce that we are in the process of making final recordings for our NEW and long-awaited second album. This time, the majority of the tracks are self-penned and we have enjoyed a summer of ‘playing them out’. We are delighted that the new music seems to have been met with favourable murmurings (love that word!) and we have been bold enough to ‘book’ the launch event for Friday 15th December in Lincoln. So please do save the date as tickets will be limited (details to follow!)

We have had an utterly amazing summer, playing at Gate to Southwell (July), The Sweet Sunny South Festival (September) and more locally at Nettleham Live, in August. It was simply wonderful to play to such enthusiastic, listening crowds. We must also mention the wonderful Lincolnshire Day of Folk where it's plain to see how much talent there is in our county.

Here are a few pictures of us having a blast (at Sweet Sunny South) and recording, with our incredibly talented friend, Roger Jackson.

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

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WE LOVE YOU CAISTOR! 

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

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CAISTOR FOLK CLUB GIG ON 9th December CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS 

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