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.
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!
Here’s a sample of music from our new album “Songs from the Distaff Side” which was released on 6th December 2014
Please look at our news & gigs pages for event dates. Hope to see you soon.
Shelley, Karen & Aly x
We launched our second album at St. Paul’s Church, Withington. The acoustics in there are fantastic and we had a wonderful time.
Many of our friends came to support us, and Corrie Schrijver even brought her clogs, accompanying Aly to The Fiddlemaker’s Waltz.
If you haven’t yet bought a copy, please go to our shop and order it online. If you don’t have a copy of our first album either, the launch offer of both for £18 is still available until the end of March 2015 so hurry up and take advantage now!
In other news, tickets are available to purchase here for The HUB Live, a joint gig with The Bailey Sisters and “Under Construction” in High Wycombe on Saturday 28th February.
For those of you down south . . . This is your opportunity!
Latest News . . . and coming up
The Bailey Sisters will be appearing next at The Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham on Wednesday 18th February, supporting Jim Boyes and Belinda O’Hooley.