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27 June 2011 / Read

Working on our third CD, MOVE!

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 […]

10 March 2011 / Read

Award Nominations!

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 […]

30 October 2010 / Read

ArtsCan Circle Benefit at Hugh’s Room, Toronto

Nov 5, Friday 8:30 PM start time.  Book your tix now at 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 […]

24 June 2010 / Read

Sultans of Symphony!

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 […]

18 June 2010 / Read

Trip to Lebanon

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 […]

28 April 2010 / Read

SOS win International Songwriting Competition!

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!  Thanks!

2 April 2010 / Read

Performing at the JUNOS

We have an official JUNOFEST performance on Saturday April 17, 10:00 PM  at Dusk Ultralounge, at 14 Geroge Street, St John’s. Come and party with us!

3 March 2010 / Read

Yalla Yalla! nominated for 2010 JUNO Award!

We are thrilled to announce Yalla Yalla! has been nominated for 2010 JUNO Award in the Instrumental Album of the Year category.  Thanks to all of you for all your continued support of our music.  See you in St John’s!

1 March 2010 / Read

“Yalla Yalla!” is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced our song “Yalla Yalla!” is a finalist in the Instrumental category. ISC finalists were chosen out of approximately 15,000 entrants. We are also Semi-finalists with our song “Gardens of Lebanon” in the World Music Category. You can vote once a day to help us win the grand prize, look […]

10 February 2010 / Read

Sultans of String nominated for the Indies

Fun news, Sultans of String are up for Favourite World Artist/Group at the 2010 Indies, Independent Music Awards, closing off Canadian Music Week. Thanks for all your support!  Sultans violinist Chris McKhool is also up for Favourite Children’s Artist.  The Indies are a great event, taking place at the Royal York Hotel on March 13. Vote […]

1 February 2010 / Read

Feb. 1 at Hugh’s Room, Toronto – BENEFIT FOR HAITI

Feb. 1 at Hugh’s Room, Toronto – BENEFIT FOR HAITI, Jane Bunnet and Spirits of Havana, along with special guests Sultans of String, Molly Johnson, Amanda Martinez, Hilario Duran and others will perform. Tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. FOR RESERVATIONS call 416 531-6604 or email

22 November 2009 / Read

Sultans of String win Instrumental Group of the Year!!

  SOS won Instrumental Group of the Year last night at the Canadian Folk Music Awards! Bandleader and fiddler Chris McKhool also won Children’s Album of the Year with FiddleFire!,his 2009 JUNO Award nominated CD that features many of the Sultans. FiddleFire! also won the 2009 Parents’ Choice Award (U.S.), the 2009 iParenting Media Award.