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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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Recent happenings

30 November 2022 / Read

Christmas Caravan on our way, and feature film in Hamilton!

Hello friends, Christmas Caravan across Ontario! We hope you can join us this month as we ride the Christmas Caravan into town! We have so many fun special guests joining us on different shows including Rebecca Campbell, Marito Marques, Shannon Thunderbird, Saskia Tomkins, Donné Roberts, Kellylee Evans, Lynne Hanson, Kristine St-Pierre, Eric Breton, the usual […]

20 November 2022 / Read

Film tonight, and Christmas Caravan across Ontario!

Hello friends, I hope you are well and enjoying some snow where you are! Just a reminder about our film premiere tonight in Toronto, and then please come sing with us on our Christmas Caravan across Ontario starting NEXT WEEKEND! We have so many fun guests joining us over the next month including Rebecca Campbell, […]

14 November 2022 / Read

Film Screenings Toronto & Hamilton!

Dear friends so exited to share this with you – we made a movie! A real movie! NOW PLAYING! – Nov 20 TORONTO/ Dec 8 HAMILTON! Please check out our brand new trailer here! TORONTO: Sunday November 20 Doors at 6 pm, Film at 7 pm sharp. Tranzac Club Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 […]

4 November 2022 / Read

Global Livestream TONIGHT! Friday 7:30 EST

Hello everyone!  Just a reminder that we have our free Livestream concert tonight! Plug into some nice speakers and enjoy the show, our gift to you! Combining elements of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Turkish strings, and French Manouche Django-jazz, and a core musical vision that societies derive strength from diversity, and that common ground can […]

30 October 2022 / Read

Global Livestream Friday, Toronto/Hamilton Film, Awards

Hello everyone! We hope you have been enjoying this fall weather!  Here is what is happening this week… Hope to see you soon! 1- Free livestream concert this friday 2- Our Film screenings in Toronto and Hamilton 3- Folk Music Ontario and Markham awards 1- Due to a venue conflict, our concert this Friday has been […]

13 October 2022 / Read

Sultans on the Grammy ballot, voting opens today…

Hello Friends!   I hope you are happy and healthy! I am wondering how many of our folk friends on this list are members of the Recording Academy in the USA?  Please reach out and send me your FYCs this year to chris@fiddlefire.com – I am a voting member and listening to everything! We are on […]

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10 – Ten Years of Music (vinyl)

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Upcoming shows

04 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Gravenhurst Opera House Gravenhurst, ON CA. with guest Rebecca Campbell! 2:30pm. Tickets

08 December 2022 Feature Film: The Refuge Project The Westdale Hamilton, ON CA. The Hamilton premiere of our full-length film! 7:00pm. Tickets

10 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, CA. With Niagara Symphony and special guests Rebecca Campbell, Shannon Thunderbird and the Laura Secord Secondary School Choir 7:30pm. Tickets

11 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, CA. With Niagara Symphony and special guests Rebecca Campbell, Shannon Thunderbird and the Laura Secord Secondary School Choir 2:30pm. Tickets

15 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Willow Valley Cultural Center Willow Street, PA US. SOLD OUT! With guest Rebecca Campbell 7:00pm.

17 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Brookside Music Midland, ON CA. With guest Rebecca Campbell! 7:00pm. Tickets

18 December 2022 Christmas Caravan The McMichael Gallery Kleinburg, ON CA. Admission is free on family Sundays, but you need to book your tickets for the day. https://tickets.mcmichael.com/DateSelection.aspx?item=384 2:00pm. Tickets

19 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Harmony Concerts Ottawa, ON CA. with special guests Rebecca Campbell, Donné Roberts, Lynne Hanson, Kristine St-Pierre, Kellylee Evans and more! 7:30pm. Tickets

20 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Concert Hall at Victoria Hall Cobourg, ON CA. With guests Saskia Tomkins, Donne Roberts and Rebecca Campbell! 7:00pm. Tickets

21 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Kingston Road Village Concert Series Toronto, ON CA. With guests Rebecca Campbell, Donne Roberts, Saskia Tomkins, Aviva Chernick! 7:00pm. Tickets

19 January 2023 Sultans of String SRSS Theatre Steinbach, MB CA. 7:30pm. Tickets

20 January 2023 Sultans of String Pinawa Community Centre Pinawa, MN CA. 7:30am. Tickets

21 January 2023 Sultans of String William Glesby Centre Portage la Prairie, MN CA. Tickets

17 March 2023 Sultans of String Shelton Auditorium Shelton, WA US. 7:00pm. Tickets

18 March 2023 For young audiences Edmonds Center for the Arts Edmonds, WA US. 11:00am. Tickets

20 March 2023 Sultans of String Poncan Theatre Ponca City, OK US. 7:00pm. Tickets

23 March 2023 Sultans of String Fine Arts Center-Western NM University Silver City, NM US. 7:00pm.

25 March 2023 Sultans of String Payson Auditorium Payson, AZ US. 7:00pm. Tickets

27 March 2023 Sultans of String Performing Arts Center at Lake Havasu City Lake Havasu City, AZ US. 7:00pm. Tickets

28 March 2023 Sultans of String Mohave High School Auditorium Bullhead City, AZ US. 7:00pm. Tickets

30 March 2023 Sultans of String Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center Borrego Springs, CA US. 7:00pm. Tickets

15 April 2023 Refuge / Sanctuary First Presbyterian Church Lincoln, NE US. 7:00pm. Tickets

14 May 2023 Sultans of String Bryan Jones Theatre – Lakefield College Lakefield, ON CA. 3:00pm. Tickets

26 May 2023 Sultans of String Brockville Arts Centre Brockville, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

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Bands and programs

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 Show

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 Show

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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