Absolutely fantastic, the originality and beauty of your music cannot be underestimated. The quality of your playing is outstanding… a truly enlivening, exciting experience.

NICOLA BLACK, Acoustic Village Programmer, Wickerman Festival, UK.

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Dear Friends and Fans,

Happy New Year to you all! The first half of 2013 was a busy and hugely satisfying time for The String Contingent. We have many fond memories of the special moments and happenings. We released our third album Talk and have been delighted by the critical praise it has received, particularly the glowing review in Rhythms magazine and most recently being included in Lucky Ocean’s ‘Best of 2013’ for The Daily Planet on Radio National. Our touring began with a packed album launch concert at the Newstead Uniting Church (where we recordedTalk) and took us through many and varied places across NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA, right through to the big stages of The National, Port Fairy and Fairbridge Folk Festivals.

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The String Contingent

Virtuosic instrumental trio The String Contingent compose and perform music of sparkling beauty and originality that explores the full spectrum of musical expression. Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) integrate disparate musical styles through their own refined acoustic sensibilities

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.