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We’re not sisters . . . and we don’t drink Baileys!

The Bailey Sisters are Shelley Rainey, Karen Dyson & Aly Rainey.  Karen & Shelley have sung for many years in various choirs, and met through their chamber choir Duodecimo, where Karen sings first soprano, and Shelley  second alto.  Aly’s musical background is mainly orchestral, but she too has a fine singing voice and slots neatly into the mezzo role.   

We decided to start singing together in 2009 after enjoying several singing courses led by Maddy Prior, Abbie Lathe and Rose Kemp at Stonesbarn in Cumbria.

With the addition of Karen’s guitar and Aly’s fiddle, we offer a wide variety of traditional, self penned and classical material, ranging from 13th Century to the present day.

With the addition of Karen’s guitar and Aly’s fiddle, we offer a wide variety of traditional, self penned and classical material, ranging from 13th Century to the present day.  

We are becoming particularly known for acapella performances which feature strongly on our two studio albums “After Silence, Music”, released in 2011, and “Songs from the Distaff Side”, released in 2014.

The Bailey Sisters are regularly booked to perform live, either as support or headline.  We are well known on the folk scene in the North West of England, and are branching out into other parts of the country, sometimes venturing as far South as Reading!

We are looking forward to a packed year in 2016 with gigs already booked both in the North and the South, so please do come along and enjoy!

Old ‘Arris Mill from our latest album “Songs from the Distaff Side” which was released on 6th December 2014

 Stretford & Northen May Song from our album “After Silence, Music” which was released in 2011

Please look at our news & gigs pages for event dates.  Hope to see you soon.

Shelley, Karen & Aly x

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