"...the trio’s third album in as many years is of sufficient quality to merit comparison with works delivered by Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor, Mike Marshall, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and other alumni of the American school of acoustic excellence.”

Review of ‘Talk’ - Tony Hillier, Rhythms Magazine, March 2013

Latest post:

Hello everyone!

Welcome to our end of year update – we have much to tell, both of our successes in 2015 and of our exciting plans for the new year.
    In brief:
  • We need your help NOW to get to Afghanistan
  • Artistic residency at Four Winds with online interaction
  • Fifth album to be recorded in the Windsong Pavilion
  • Musica Viva regional touring concert series
  • Port Fairy Folk Festival and gigs in NSW and VIC
  • 2016 UK and Scandinavian Tours
  • Call for house concerts
    • In­ full:

      We have had a very busy schedule this past year, performing at many of the large festivals and beautiful acoustic concerts in Australia and branching out with extensive tours of the UK, Scandinavia and New Zealand.

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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.