With three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, three Irish Music Award nominations and two Irish Music Award wins for Top Traditional Group & Top Duo - and all since 2009 - Qristina & Quinn Bachand are quickly becoming two of the most important young musicians in the Celtic music world.
Twenty-one year old Qristina Bachand is an expressive and passionate fiddler with a unique style that is bold and edgy. Qristina captivates audiences with her spirited performance - showcasing her energy and her love of Celtic music. A talented and soulful vocalist, Qristina has begun adding songs to the duo's repertoire and is already receiving rave reviews as a vocalist.
With "diverse musical talents and a bottomless pool of creativity", sixteen year old Quinn Bachand has been called the "young lion" of Celtic guitar. He is one of the most gifted and creative guitar players today, adding a contemporary edge to traditional Celtic music. His unique harmonies, hard-driving strumming, inventive chord voicing and powerful rhythmic effects that make even the most well-worn tunes seem new and exciting. A sought-after sideman, Quinn has accompanied Canadian fiddling icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster on a national and international tours.
Qristina & Quinn Bachand perform at Folk and Celtic festivals across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and have been featured on numerous national and international radio and television programs. They have opened for, and played with, some of the world's top musicians including Cape Breton fiddling sensation Ashley MacIsaac, Quebec's Le Vent du Nord, Ireland's Lunasa, Scotland's Battlefield Band, Cape Breton's musical family The Barra McNeils, and many more.