The Bachands - Relative Minors
Great album by two incredible musicians from Victoria, B.C. Canada, that I had the honor to play with. You all should buy it right now… !
This young brother and sister duo have been receiving rave reviews from audiences all the way from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton Island and from as far away as Scotland, Ireland and Spain!
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Canada, Qristina and Quinn come from a family with a strong musical heritage that has deep roots in France and Northern Spain. Individually, they are exceptional instrumentalists, combined, their spirit of spontaneous fun emerges and the jigs, reels & fiddle tunes heat up! Qristina and Quinn consistently deliver a spirited performance that features their enthusiasm and love of Celtic music.
Qristina Bachand is quickly carving out a name for herself in the fiddle world as a solid and versatile fiddler. Her expressive style is smooth and clean yet rooted in tradition. She has been featured at numerous concert venues, folk clubs and festivals across Canada. Although she is mostly a self-taught fiddler, Qristina’s energetic fiddling reflects the wide variety of international coaches with whom she has studied. At the young age of 18, Qristina is brimming with fresh energy and musicality!
Incredibly talented and blessed with an acute ear and an intense sense of rhythm 12 year old Quinn Bachand is rapidly establishing himself as a gifted guitar player and sought after accompanist. Quinn has the unique ability to bring out the best in each tune. A focused and powerful player, he is a well rounded and versatile musician, as comfortable playing Celtic guitar as he is playing Gypsy Jazz, folk fiddle or picking a tune on his Irish tenor banjo.
Qristina & Quinn have performed across Canada, from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton Island - at such varied venues as the Rankin Family owned Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Cape Breton, the Commodre Ballroom in Vancouver, B.C. and Toronto’s Berkelee Church.
Qristina & Quinn have also performed at folk festivals in Canada and Europe including the Vancouver Island Music Fest, the Islands Folk Festival, the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Speyfest (Scotland) and the Feakle Traditional Music Festival (Ireland).
Mixed and mastered by the supremely talented Adrian Dolan (The Bills) “Relative Minors” also features the musical talents of Dave Klassen on bass, Russ Godfrey on bodhran & snare drum, Eric Reiswig on Uilleann pipes, flutes & whistles and Adrian Dolan on accordion.
“An assured debut from a duo we are bound to be hearing more of”. excerpt from Penguin Eggs CD Review (Fall 2008) by Tim Readman.
Buy relative minors!
The best fiddle CD I’ve listened too, I suggest buying it. I am lucky enough to jam with them once a month. Seriously, buy it.