Group of the Year
Album of the Year – Continuous Line
Instrumental of the Year – Cooley’s Reel
Instrumental of the Year – Highland Cathedral
Instrumental of the Year – Carolan’s Draught
Instrumental of the Year – Cock of the North/100 Pipers/Bonny Dundee
Instrumental of the Year – O’Keefe’s Slide/Congress Reel
Song of the Year – Parting Glass
Song of the Year – Leather Wing Bat
Song of the Year – Wild Mountain Thyme
Song of the Year – All For Me Grog
Producer of the Year – Ray Blissett – Continuous Line
2018 Australian Celtic Instrumentalist of the Year
String Loaded are a multi-award winning Irish & Celtic Fiddle Band from Newcastle, Australia.
“The beauty, skill and infectious energy of the girls’ fiddle playing and singing will leave you spell bound and fill your heart with joy.”
The band features the feisty fiddle playing sisters, Gabi and Liv, supported by Ray, on guitar and Jen on bodhran and telling the stories behind the tunes. The bands energy and passion for their music is evident in their award winning albums and particularly in their exciting live shows. String Loaded have performed at Festivals and shows around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Fiddle Festival on the Orkney Islands & the infamous Woodford Festival.
Over the past 10 years this high energy family band has established themselves as an authentic, professional, high class Irish & Celtic Concert Band. They are best known for their upbeat and passionate Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass fiddle music and singing. Think … Toss the Feathers, Riverdance Music, Whisky in the Jar, Devil Went Down to Georgia, Scotland the Brave, Danny Boy … This band will deliver a concert that has universal appeal for all ages and bring a smile of joy to everyone.
“Thank you String Loaded. Your Irish music was world class! We are looking forward to seeing you again next year.” Alaistair Murphy
Every festival, corporate presentation, concert, wedding needs an Irish Jig and a Scottish Reel! String Loaded perform a mix of traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, with a very exciting sound.
No Irish theme party is complete without the excitement and passion of ‘live’ fiddle music!!