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We are very excited to be travelling to the UK. We are performing at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland, the biggest International winter festival in the world. We will also be broadcast live on BBC Television, BBC radio, and Irish National Radio while we are there! Please check out details under the TOUR tab.
We performed a super fun show with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra on Dec 17, under the leadership of Maestro Norman Reintamm. What a treat! [vodpod id=Groupvideo.10702247&w=450&h=325&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] 1st collector for Sultans of String – Kitchen Party – with Cathed… Follow my videos on vodpod
We had such an amazing couple of tours in the U.S. We are very grateful for all our new American fans and friends. We performed at the SiriusXM studios in Washington DC, at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, and Caffe Lena, the famous folk club in Saratoga Springs!
We had an amazing weekend with KWS. what a fantastic orchestra, and Maestro John Morris Russell is an inspiring force of nature! The scores by Becca Pellet almost made me weep at one point…
Hi all, it is September 1st, CD release day, and we are so excited we have received our CDs back from the plant. We are spending today packaging and mailing them out to all our wonderful fans who have pre-ordered their copies. Looks like we will have to do another run- the day is only half over […]
We are really excited to be working on our third CD! We recorded the beds at Canterbury Sound in Toronto with Jeremy Darby engineering (Live Aid, U2, Pink Floyd, Prince). Right now we are finishing up overdubs, with Nik Tjelios helping with engineering (Pete Seeger, Ken Whiteley). Then we will mix and master with George Seara of […]
We are very excited to be nominated for several awards this past month… wish us luck! 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist – Instrumental 2011 Independent Music Award Finalist – Instrumental Album – Yalla Yalla! 2011 Independent Music Award Finalist – World Beat Album – Yalla Yalla! 2011 ISC International Songwriting Competition Finalist- “Auyuittuq Sunrise […]
Nov 5, Friday 8:30 PM start time. Book your tix now at http://www.hughsroom.com/ 416-531-6604. Sultans of String will be donating this show, raising funds and awareness for ArtsCan Circle, a charitable organization dedicated to linking creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk in Canada, and to encouraging self-esteem and creative self-expression through a cooperative exploration of […]
Sultans of String are excited to be performing our debut symphony performance this Saturday, under the direction of Maestro John Morris Russell, part of Summerfest Uptown. We have beautiful, lush arrangements composed by Rebecca Pellett, an illustrious arranger/composer who has written charts for The Arrogant Worms, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, IMAX and other Hollywood film […]
FROM CHRIS: I just returned from a ten day journey to Lebanon with my father Eli, retracing our family roots (McKhool is spelled Makhoul in Lebanon), as well as tracing the thread of Arabic music which informs some of the sound of Sultans of String. Highlights include finding long lost relatives in Kfarmichki, a small […]
For the second year in a row, Sultans of String won the ISC International Songwriting Competition, this time taking First Place in Instrumental Category for our song Yalla Yalla! http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.htm Thanks!