Victoria musicians Quinn and Qristina Bachand have acquired a big following internationally, in Canada, and here on the North Island.
They will be performing in concert at the Big Yellow Merville Hall on Thursday June 11. Over the last two years Quinn has performed locally at concerts with Ashley McIsaac, Pierre Schryer, and Shane Cook.
And Quinn and his sister Qristina have performed at Gardeners’ Green Folk Club house concerts.
However, this magical sibling duo’s popularity has outgrown the house concert venue, and many who wanted to see them weren’t able to get in, so this time there will be room for all at the Merville Hall.
Qristina and Quinn began their musical lives early, both specializing in classical violin. Quinn soon discovered his affinity for all stringed instruments, quickly mastered both guitar and banjo along with various other instruments, and the duo began to draw on their Celtic heritage for material.
Their first CD, Relative Minors, was released in 2008, and their second, Family, in 2011. Their newest CD, Little Hinges, has just been released, so named for the adage “big things swing on little hinges.”
Qristina’s sultry voice and superb fiddle playing continue to captivate audiences. With a degree in public health under her belt, she will be beginning a masters degree in traditional music at the University of Limerick in September.
Quinn currently attends the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston on a full scholarship.
Don’t miss a fantastic evening’s entertainment with the Bachands’ exciting mix of talent, youthful vigour, and Celtic-tinged traditional and new music. Advance tickets are available at Long and McQuade in Courtenay, $18 for adults, $12 for youths, or online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/qristina-quinn-bachand-merville-bc-tickets-16606091266.
Tickets will also be available at the door for $22, $15 for youths.