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Runners-up in BBC Young Folk Awards perform at Bridge House Theatre in Warwick
The scintillating sisters stirred up a musical storm at the Bridge House Theatre last month. Runners-up in BBC Young Folk Awards – Laura and Charlotte Carrivick – identical twin sister musicians – were wowing audiences at Warwick’s Bridge House Theatre on 19 October.
They have grown up playing and writing music together and their unique style shows their strong bluegrass influences without obscuring their English roots. With tight harmonies that only siblings can achieve, they perform their original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and clawhammer banjo. They have performed both in the UK and internationally during the last two years which have marked the Carrivick Sisters journey from youthful pretenders to serious contenders. Starting 2010 as runners-up in the BBC Young Folk Awards, Laura and Charlotte went on to play all the major music venues throughout the country, headlining in their own right but also sharing bills with such names as Ralph McTell, the Quebe Sisters, Sara Watkins and Crooked Still. They also managed to fit in Glastonbury Festival, Llangollen Eisteddfod and live session on BBC’s Woman’s Hour! In October 2011 the Devon twins went into the studio with Joe Rusby and several top musicians including BJ Cole to record their 4th album ‘From the Fields’ and this outstanding CD has received huge acclaim. Last month was a chance to see this very talented folk duo perform live in Warwick – for similar upcoming events visit the Bridge House website www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk or phone the Bridge House box office on 01926 776438.