Qristina and Quinn Bachand: Chestnuts Roasting On A Gypsy Fire

Jim Weaver shared this video with us at our facebook page and writes:

” A Celtic duo (+ one) takes a side step into Gypsy jazz to wish you a Merry Christmas.”

To be honest, I’ve never heard of this duo Qristina and Quinn Bachand before…

Good chance you haven’t either so, here’s a piece of their bio.

“With deep Asturian and Breton roots, Canadian born Qristina and Quinn Bachand have quickly emerged at the top of the international Celtic music world, winning 2010 Top Traditional Group and 2011 Top Duo at the Irish Music Awards. Since 2009 the duo have also received three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, including Instrumental Album of the Year and Young Performer of the Year as well as a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for World Recording of the Year. 

Known for her expressive and passionate fiddling style, Qristina is a consummate performer who is clearly at ease on stage. She consistently captivates her audience with a spirited performance that showcases not jut her fiddling and vocal talents but also her energy and love of Celtic music. As a vocalist, Qristina enjoys performing a repertoire of original and traditional songs that bring out deep emotions with which people can easily relate. 

With diverse musical talents and a bottomless pool of creativity Quinn Bachand is recognized as the “Young Lion” of the Celtic guitar (Daniel Lapp) and “Canada’s top Celtic guitarist” (Ashley MacIsaac). A gifted and creative guitar player, Quinn adds a contemporary edge to traditional Celtic music; his unique harmonies, hard-driving strumming, inventive chord voicing and powerful rhythmic effects make even the most well-worn tunes seem new and exciting. An in-demand sideman, Quinn has also toured nationally and internationally performing with Canadian fiddling icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. 

Together, Qristina and Quinn creative lively music that is challenging and unique, but also refreshing and fun. This spirit and skill is showcased perfectly in their two critically acclaimed albums, “Relative Minors” (2008) and “Family” (2011).”  see more

One thing that I have noticed since having this web site and posting Gypsy Jazz style videos is, even with all the super amount of talent this music form brings to the table, it doesn’t seem that the reaction is all that good. Maybe it’s just me, but I sit there and watch some of these videos in just utter amazement but do notice that the posts don’t get nearly the likes that I think it should.  Is it just me??? Would love to hear what your opinion is on the style of Gypsy Jazz.


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