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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

25 June 2024 Sultans of String Wasaga Beach Gazebo Wasage Beach, ON CA. Free outdoor show. Music in the Park – Gazebo at the Recplex. Bring a Lawn Chair! 7:00pm. Tickets

30 June 2024 Sultans of String Old Church Theatre Trenton, ON CA. 6:00pm. Tickets

16 July 2024 Duo show Theatre Collingwood Porchside Festival Collingwood, ON CA. Tickets

17 July 2024 Duo show Theatre Collingwood Porchside Festival Collingwood, ON CA. Tickets

20 July 2024 Refuge / Sanctuary Northumberland Diversity Festival Port Hope, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

09-11 August 2024 Walking Through the Fire Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB CA. Feat. The North Sound, Don Ross, Shannon Thunderbird, Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk and more! Tickets

25 September 2024 Walking Through the Fire – Education Show Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Richmond Hill, ON CA. Tickets

10 December 2024 For young audiences FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St Catharines, ON CA. Tickets

10 December 2024 Sultans of String FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St Catharines, ON CA. 7:30pm.

12 December 2024 Christmas Caravan Shenkman Arts Centre Ottawa, ON CA. featuring Rebecca Campbell, Ken Whiteley, Saskia Tomkins, Kristine St-Pierre, Aviva Chernick, Alberto Suarez!

19 December 2024 Christmas Caravan Victoria Hall Cobourg, ON CA. featuring Rebecca Campbell, Ken Whiteley, Saskia Tomkins, Alberto Suarez!

20 December 2024 Christmas Caravan Lebovic Centre – 19 on the Park Stouffville, ON CA. featuring Rebecca Campbell, Ken Whiteley, Saskia Tomkins, Alberto Suarez! 7:30pm.

21 December 2024 Christmas Caravan Hugh’s Room Live – The Songs of Bob Dylan Toronto, ON CA. featuring Ken Whiteley, Rebecca Campbell, Kristine St-Pierre, Aviva Chernick, Saskia Tomkins, Amanda Martinez and more! 8:00pm. Tickets

View past dates »

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Listen and shop

Walking Through the Fire

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

19 June 2024 / Read

We are giving this away to celebrate Saturday’s Toronto CD Release!

Hi all, I hope you’re well and staying cool this week! We are doing a draw to thank you for being subscribers on this list. Anyone who buys a ticket by 6pm EST Friday to our big CD release show at Hugh’s Room this Saturday night in Toronto is automatically entered into a draw for […]

13 June 2024 / Read

FINAL RUN: Toronto, Kitchener, Waterloo, Newmarket; Trenton, Wasaga, and on TV!

Hello friends, catch Sultans of String in their FINAL RUN this season of WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE, our epic concert production in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and Final Report that calls for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to work together to find a path forward. This trail-blazing project […]

10 May 2024 / Read

Shannon Thunderbird sings her truth in New Video, and new live shows

Hello Friends! Here is a new video with our dear friend Shannon Thunderbird, an important song called Lost and Found. Please come see us perform this live. A lot of the tour dates below are complimentary tickets, you just need to register in advance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzatDGeArbw Lost and Found is the new video off the album […]

21 April 2024 / Read

Two very special days to celebrate!

Hello friends! We are celebrating two special days in this newsletter! Earth Day 2024 Monday is Earth Day so here are two songs for celebrating! Some of you know that I have a completely separate career from Sultans of String – and that I LOVE performing for kids. It is SO much fun to have […]

1 April 2024 / Read

This is no joke! Special offer for Toronto concert, and ECLIPSE PATH!

Toronto June 22 This is no April Fools joke!  To thank you for being subscribers, we are excited to release a new block of tickets with a 25% off code for our Sultans of String TORONTO concert on June 22!  This is only good for the first 20 people – so please book early to […]

7 March 2024 / Read

It’s true! TORONTO tix on sale – Walking Through the Fire!

Hello friends!  We are excited to bring Walking Through the Fire to Toronto at the NEW HUGH’S ROOM! We have performed Walking Through the Fire from Ottawa to Winnipeg and are super-excited to finally bring it to our hometown. And if you have not seen it yet, the new Hugh’s Room is an exceptional space […]

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Bands and programs

Walking Through the Fire – Indigenous Collaborations

Book your seats for our Toronto Premiere live show June 22 featuring Indigenous artists from across the country at the new HUGH’S ROOM LIVE! Featuring The North Sound, Shannon Thunderbird, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), Dr. Duke Redbird, and a multimedia extravaganza including Northern Cree, Kendra Tagoona & Tracy Sarazin, and more!  Use SOS25 at […]

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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