The String Family, Australian National Busking Champions (2015), started full time touring at the beginning of 2016. This quartet of high calibre musicians completed 120,000km, 36 months on the road and over 350 performances, and continue to give their audience quality music played with style and passion. All classically trained, a mixture of Classical Crossover and Celtic is combined with groovy beats and interwoven with their stories of full time life on the road. Often referred to as Australia’s own André Rieu, they bring the incredible versatility and tonal qualities of the classical violin and cello out of the orchestral context and to the people. You’ll catch them busking, performing at festivals, headlining shows or providing entertainment at corporate functions.

In 2019, they created a special show for one of Australia’s iconic tourist attractions, Paronella Park – located in Far North Queensland. This 6 month season saw 520 performances over 186 consecutive nights, played in front of the pleasure gardens main castle with the backdrop of a remote Far North Queensland rainforest to boot. Visitors from around the world were taken back not only by the unique experience that Paronella Park gives their guests, but by the night tour that finished up with a live musical performance synced to a light show, giving them an ethereal and moving night experience.

They are back in 2020 at Paronella Park for another season, with brand new shows and music. They hope to catch you at Paronella Park in 2020!


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CD Track Listings


Album: Gold Rush

01. Hava Nagila – Traditional
02. Can’t Take my Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
03. Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury
04. Elvis Medley – Elvis Presley
05. What a Wonderful World – Douglas/Weiss
06. ABBA Medley – ABBA
07. Cotton Eye Joe – Traditional
08. Muss I Den – Traditional
09. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Released August 2018


Album: The Glen

01. Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman
02. Molly’s Feathers – Traditional
03. Mary’s Men by Sarah Moir
04. Skye Boat Song – Traditional
05. Irish Washerwoman – Traditional
06. Dance of the Kilts by Sarah Moir
07. I Take You My Heart by Sarah Moir
08. Celtic Fire – Traditional
09. Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns

Released January 2018



Album: The String Family

01. Storm from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
02. Celtic Dueling Fiddles by Ronan Hardiman
03. Viva La Vida by Coldplay
04. Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
05. Palladio by Karl Jenkins
06. Zorba’s Dance by Mikis Theodorakis
07. The Devil went down to Georgia by the Charlie Daniels Band
08. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
09. Czardas by Monte

Released October 2016

Album: Celtic Caravan

01. Celtic Dueling Fiddles by Ronan Hardiman
02. Danny Boy – Traditional
03. Nocturne by Secret Garden
04. Amazing Grace – Traditional
05. Hymn to the Sea by James Horner
06. Strings of Fire by Ronan Hardiman
07. You Raise Me Up by Rolf Lovlan
08. The Journey by Sarah Moir
09. Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar

Released October 2016


Recent Performances

2017 Australian National Busking Championships – Night of Champions – Link
2017 MCAA, Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre
 Floraide 2017, Canberra  Music in the Vines, Joadja Estate
Lanterns on the Lagoon, Tumut
Festival of Choral Music, Sydney Opera House
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe   Narooma Busking Championships
Batlow Cider Festival   Crookwell Potato Festival
Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes   Illuminate Wagga
Stone The Crows Festival   Adelaide Fringe Festival
Parkes Elvis Festival   Illawarra Folk Festival


In The News

November 2018 Shoalhaven CBF Radio – Link
November 2018 WIN News – Shoalhaven Tour – Link
November 2018 South Coast Register – Link
November 2018 Illawarra Mercury – Link
September 2018 Illawarra Mercury – Link
September 2018 WIN News Wollongong – Link
September 2018 WIN News Wide Bay – Link
August 2018 Whitsunday Times – Link
July 2018 WIN News Wollongong – Link
January 2018 Illawarra Mercury – Link
November 2017 Crookwell Gazette – Link
November 2017 Monaro SnowPost – Link
October 15, 2017 ABC Canberra – Sunday Brunch with Lish Fejer
May 2017 Narooma News – Link
March 2017 Adelaide Advertiser – Adelaide Fringe show review
Feb 2017 ABC Illawarra – Justin Huntsdale – Article and interview
Feb 2017 ABC Sydney – Link
October 16, 2016: ABC Canberra, Sunday Brunch – Link
 June 10, 2016:  ABC Perth at 8:30am NSW time (6:30am Perth time, breakfast with James Lush)
 June 9, 2016: ABC south east NSW this morning at 10:35 (mornings with Jen Hunt)
Featured on WIN News across the country: Link
May 14, 2016: Gold Coast Bulletin Weekender
April 30, 2016: In the Stanthorpe paper
February 28, 2016: article in Stanthorpe Border Post. Photo of article here
February 15, 2016: Article in Illawarra Mercury
 February 9, 2016: Featured interview by ABC Illawarra which was played country wide, plus an article.
November 20, 2015: In the Illawarra Mercury
 November 11, 2015: Radio Interview by 96.5 WAVE FM
 November 11, 2015: Radio interview by ABC Illawarra
November 8 2015: First big performance as The String Family at the Australian National Busking Championships, we won! Cooma Monaro Express article


 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival Parade – Best Walking Act
2017 Australian Celtic Music Awards: New Celtic Talent
2017 Australian Celtic Music Awards: Celtic Song of the Year – The Journey
2017 Australian Celtic Music Awards Finalists: Celtic Group of the Year, Celtic Instrumental of the Year (Celtic Dueling Fiddles), Celtic Female Artist of the Year, Celtic Album Producer of the Year
2017 Illawarra Folk Festival APRA AMCOS Songwriting Comp 2nd Place: ‘The Journey’
ANBC 2015-16 SE QLD Regional Finals – Open Champions
ANBC 2015-16 SE QLD Regional Finals – Family Award
ANBC 2015-16 SE QLD Regional Finals – Peoples Choice 2nd Place
2015-16 Australian National Busking Championships – Open Champions
2015-16 Australian National Busking Championships – Best Band
2015-16 Australian National Busking Championships – Family Award