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This multi-award-winning, 3x Juno-nominated and Billboard charting band creates “energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick, UK). For more than a decade, Sultans of String have thrilled audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Django-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms. The group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity, with world rhythms that excite audiences to their feet!

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New album out now!

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Upcoming shows

03 March 2024 Walking Through the Fire Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB CA. Use promo code SOS25 at checkout! Feat. Shannon Thunderbird, Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, MJ Dandeneau and more! 2:00pm. Tickets

04 April 2024 Walking Through the Fire Environmental Defence Gala Toronto, ON CA. Tickets

15-16 April 2024 Walking Through teh Fire – Education Show Flato Markham Theatre Markham, ON CA. EDUCATION SHOWS – Feat. Shannon Thunderbird, Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk and more! Tickets

18 April 2024 Walking Through teh Fire – Education Show Peel School Board Education Shows Mississauga, ON CA. Feat. Shannon Thunderbird, Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk and more!

26 April 2024 Feature Film: The Refuge Project Old Church Theatre Trenton, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

31 May 2024 Walking Through the Fire Brookside Music Midland, ON CA.

05 June 2024 Feature Film: The Refuge Project Concert Hall at Victoria Hall Cobourg, ON CA.

17 June 2024 Walking Through the Fire University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON CA. Feat. Shannon Thunderbird, Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk and more! 7:00pm.

21 June 2024 Walking Through the Fire Town of Newmarket – Old Town Hall Newmarket, ON CA. Feat. Shannon Thunderbird, Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk and more! 7:00pm.

22 June 2024 Walking Through the Fire Hugh’s Room Toronto, ON CA. Feat. Shannon Thunderbird, Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, Duke Redbird and more! 8:00pm. Tickets

25 June 2024 Sultans of String Wasaga Beach Gazebo Wasage Beach, ON CA. 7:00pm.

09-10 August 2024 Walking Through the Fire Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB CA.

View past dates »

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Listen and shop

Sanctuary

Refuge

O Canada

Christmas Caravan

10 – Ten Years of Music (vinyl)

Subcontinental Drift

Symphony!

Move

Yalla Yalla!

Luna

The Complete Collection

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Recent happenings

23 February 2024 / Read

New Videos, and Winnipeg, and beyond

Hello everyone! Looking forward to seeing our friends in Winnipeg next weekend as we play with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra! Remember to use promo code SOS25 at checkout if you are able to join us! All tix links at https://sultansofstring.com/calendar/    SWEET ALBERTA VIDEO “Sweet Alberta” is the new video/single with The North Sound from […]

31 January 2024 / Read

New video and tix giveaway for Guelph and Scarborough!

Hey all!  I hope you are all well!  Life on the road has been pretty special this week, we have been performing two shows a day to grade 7&8 classes in Guelph, passing on our love of music, and exposing students to the incredible Indigenous artists we have the honour to be collaborating with this […]

9 January 2024 / Read

Ottawa, Kingston, Brampton, Guelph, Scarborough, Winnipeg, here we come!

Hello everyone! We are so looking forward to hitting the road again with WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE!  Get yer tix now, we can’t wait to see you! Jan 19 – Ottawa – Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe Jan 23 – Kingston Grand Theatre – Education & Evening show Jan 25 – Brampton Rose Theatre – Education […]

20 December 2023 / Read

Concert Tickets & Music Give-away, new-ish video

Hello all! It really means a lot to me, and all the musicians that I work with, that you support our music by being on this list and following our journey.  I never take it for granted that we make music for a living, and I try to use this gift of music to bridge […]

4 December 2023 / Read

Shows in Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Brampton, Guelph, Winnipeg!

Hello all! Christmas Caravan Rides Again! We are very excited about performing our Christmas Caravan shows again this year, with our banner shows in Toronto! 3x JUNO nominees/6x CFMA winning SULTANS OF STRING serve up Holiday Cheer & Goodwill for the Daily Bread Food Bank and the UNHCR TWO NIGHTS! Dec 22 & 23, 2023, 7:00pm […]

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Bands and programs

Walking Through the Fire – Indigenous Collaborations

Indigenous Artists and Sultans of String Walking Though the Fire- A Trailblazing Musical Response to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action   Title: Walking Through the Fire Artist: Sultans of String Category: Roots / Global Music Album Release date:  September 15, 2023 Stream Album:  https://sultansofstring.lnk.to/WalkingThroughtheFire Physical CDs: https://merchmrkt.com/collections/sultans-of-string Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/sos-spotify YouTube Playlist https://tinyurl.com/WTTFvideos Watch our […]

Refuge / Sanctuary Project

Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Toronto-based quintet, Sultans of String. On their visionary seventh album, Refuge, Sultans of String bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on 13 songs that speak to the challenges facing the world’s displaced peoples–their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity.

Sultans of String
Full Band

Award-winning band the Sultans of String create “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.

With Anwar Khurshid

The Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid.

Duo Show

Sultans of String in duo format: Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar), the songwriters behind the music, take you on a musical journey around the world!

Symphony Concerts

The Sultans of String bring their fiery musicality to projects with symphony orchestras far and wide, in a program created in collaboration with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador Lucas Waldin.

Christmas Caravan Concert

2015 JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring originals, world music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night.

For young audiences

Sultans of String for young audiences.

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