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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.  We are becoming particularly known for acapella performances which feature strongly on our first studio album “After Silence, Music”, released in 2011.

The Bailey Sisters are regularly booked to perform live, either as support of 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 sneak preview from our forthcoming album “Songs from the Distaff side” which is due to be released this autumn.

More to come . . . Please look at our news page for gig dates.  Hope to see you soon.

Shelley, Karen & Aly x