Traditional Irish music & song group from Co. Donegal
via Glasgow, sisters Anna, Sheila & Clare Friel


Posted on 23 Dec 2013 | 0 comments


★★★★ – The Irish Times

“Nothing short of enchanting… Fresh and invigorating”Boston Irish Reporter

“Forthright, assured, energetic” ★★★★ – Songlines

“A real breath of fresh air… Skill, shape and heart”The Herald

“The Friel Sisters represent a new strand in traditional Irish music – they superbly balance a contemporary approach with an informed understanding of where their song and music comes from. They encompass the soul of Irish music. Daughters of the diaspora, they are extremely capable, professional in the approach to their work and, above all, entertaining onstage”. – Tom Sherlock– agent, promoter and artist manager.

“Raw natural talent delivered with passion and confidence by three sublimely gifted musicians” – TradConnect

“Exquisite, beautiful and intuitive… An impressive young bunch with fabulous taste and impeccable chops”Irish Echo, New York

“Anna, Sheila and Clare are, without doubt, among the brightest musical prospects on the horizon of traditional music” – Living Tradition

“Listen to the Friel Sisters and you’ll discover something so close to perfect you would be hard pressed to make it any better… Richness, depth and presence”FolkWords

“They breathe music, they live music, they love music. Traditional Irish music is in a richer place for having these young genuine people carry it on to future generations.”Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan



The Friel Sisters Bio

The Friel Sisters – The Friel Sisters Press Release 2013

The Friel Sisters – Before the Sun Press Release 2018

2 Page article in The Living Tradition about The Friel Sisters by Fiona Heywood

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