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Gothard Sisters Nominated for 16th Annual Independent Music Awards 

The Gothard Sisters are pleased to announce that their arrangement of classical holiday carol God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen from their most recent Christmas release, Falling Snow, has been nominated in the holiday category for the Independent Music Awards.

Chosen from thousands of entrants, the winners will be chosen by a panel of industry judges and the awards will be presented at the end of March, 2018.

"Hummingbird" finalist in Great American Song Contest 

The Gothard Sisters' 2016 single release, instrumental piece "Hummingbird," was recently named a finalist in the Great American Song contest.  Over 1700 songwriters from 42 different countries submit their songs every year to be judged, and the band is honored that their song made the top 20 in the instrumental category.

"Hummingbird" features a fiddle tune accompanied by lilting mandolin, piano, violin and bass accompaniment in an Irish-Americana style.

See all the finalists here.  

Marc Gunn's list of Top-Played Celtic Music Bands of 2016 

Marc Gunn, musician, writer, and director of the Celtic Music Magazine and Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, has compiled a list of the Top-Played Celtic Music Bands of 2016, based on how many times an artist was played on the podcast.   
The Gothard Sisters are in the top ten of the list along with Burning Bridget Cleary and the Elders, and the band is very flattered to be included!  You can check out the list of bands (all good groups worth checking out) and listen to Marc Gunn's great podcast for weekly Celtic music right here.

Gothard Sisters on Billboard's World Music Chart  

The Gothard Sisters' new Christmas album, Falling Snow, debuted today on Billboard's World Music Chart at #13.  The chart is calculated through album sales, digital downloads, social media buzz and general popularity of the new music.  The band is absolutely thrilled at this news, and would like to thank everyone who has pre-ordered, purchased or downloaded the new album!

This is the first chart appearance for The Gothard Sisters, who operate entirely independently of a record label or promotions agency.

View the Billboard World Music Chart here.
Download Falling Snow on iTunes here.
Purchase Falling Snow on Amazon here.

Gothard Sisters To Play at the Kennedy Center in DC  

Special Announcement!!
The Gothard Sisters will be included in 2016's Irish 100 Festival concerts at the Kennedy Center in DC on the millennium stage, celebrating 100 years of Irish music.  The entire month is full of world-class programming, including many wonderful musicians and concerts, artists, poets, authors, playwrights and actors. 
Here is all the information:
John F. Kennedy Center
2700 F Street
Washington, DC
Monday, May 23rd @ 6:00 PM
Admission is FREE!

A full length concert at the beautiful John F. Kennedy Center as part of their centennial celebration - enjoy Irish dance, music, and stories in this evening performance with The Gothard Sisters in DC!

Update:  The video from the live stream is up now, so you can watch the whole show right here:
WATCH NOW:  The Gothard Sisters LIVE @ The Kennedy Center, Washington DC

Marc Gunn's list of Top-Played Celtic Music Bands of 2015 

Marc Gunn, musician, writer, and director of the Celtic Music Magazine and Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, has compiled a list of the Top-Played Celtic Music Bands of 2015, based on how many times an artist was played on the podcast.  

The Gothard Sisters are in the #2 slot, and the band is very flattered to be included!  You can check out the list of bands (all good groups worth checking out) and listen to Marc Gunn's great podcast for weekly Celtic music right here.

Gothard Sisters featured on NPR's "Thistle and Shamrock" Radio 


The Gothard Sisters were recently featured on NPR's Thistle and Shamrock radio program, hosted by Fiona Ritchie.  The radio program played "St. Anne's Reel" from the new album, Mountain Rose, and aired on August 20th, 2015.
You can read the show notes and listen to the episode right here.
The band was absolutely thrilled to be played on the Thistle and Shamrock, as listening to cassette tape recordings of this radio program on NPR all through their childhood was one of their main inspirations for playing Celtic music and their interest in fiddle music.
A huge thank you to Fiona Ritchie for playing St Anne's Reel, and we hope you enjoy the episode!

Irish Music Award: Best New Irish Artist 

A Message from the Gothard Sisters: 

It has arrived!  Our Irish Music Award for Best New Irish Artist- and all thanks to you guys!  Thanks so much for taking the time to first nominate us, then vote for us, and thanks also to the fantastic people at the IMAs, who put this event on every year and do good work keeping Irish culture alive through their recognition.   

The award itself is gorgeous, made out of Durmast/Sessile white oak and Connemara marble, put together by the Irish Hand.   

Thank you once again for voting for us, we are absolutely thrilled and honored and grinning a lot.  :D  We're trying to live up to this award by practicing like crazy for the summer festival shows.  Check the schedule and come and see us at a festival this summer!  It's going to be fun!

Press Release: The Gothard Sisters Win Irish Music Award  

For Immediate Release 

Headline:  GOTHARD SISTERS NAMED BEST NEW IRISH ARTIST -  In the 6th annual Irish Music Awards  

SEATTLE, WA  - January 28, 2014 - The Gothard Sisters announced today that the group has been named the Best New Irish Artist in the 6th annual Irish Music Awards. The folk roots music group, The Gothard Sisters, made up of three sisters from the Pacific Northwest, was honored as a rising talent in the lively Irish music world among a host of other great names in Irish music, including fellow award winners the Cheiftains, Runa, Moya Brennan, the Dubliners, Keith Harkin, Phil Coulter and the Fighting Jamesons during a ceremony held by the Irish Music Assocation on Saturday.  Held in an Irish pub in Weston, Missouri, the annual Irish music awards presentation confirmed that the Gothard Sisters are quickly becoming a new favorite group among Celtic music fans worldwide. 

"The Gothard Sisters bring a new dynamic to the Celtic circuit," said Keith Doherty, of the Jacksonville Celtic Festival in Jacksonville, FL. "Their onstage charisma, energy, enthusiasm and extraordinary talent is second to none.  These artists will no doubt take the world by storm."

ABOUT THE GOTHARD SISTERS 

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest.  Recently returning from a national US tour, they perform and record new arrangements of traditional Irish songs and tunes, as well as their own original compositions, as heard on their most recent original release, Compass, and their award-winning Celtic album, Story Girl. Their music and performance is loved by fans of all ages.  With fiddle tunes written by the sisters, sibling harmony, Irish step dancing, folk roots and the nerve to take risks with style, a Gothard Sisters live show is joyul and exuberant, full of surprises, and leaves audiences refreshed and inspired.   

ABOUT THE IRISH MUSIC AWARDS: 

The Irish Music Awards is a function of the Irish Music Association, a group of people and professionals dedicated to preserving Irish music and culture in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.  They hold an annual awards presentation to honor achievements in Irish music.  More information can be found on their website. 

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For photos and images to accompany this article, please look here: 

http://gothardsisters.com

Irish Music Awards: www.irishmusicawards.com 

The Gothard Sisters: www.gothardsisters.com  

Contact R Teeder - Irish Music Association: rteeder@comcast.net  

Contact G Gothard - The Gothard Sisters: thegothardsisters@gmail.com 

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