The String Family,  2015-16 Australian National Busking Champions, started touring in February 2016. As they head towards 100,000km, 24 months on the road and over 300 performances, this quartet of high calibre musicians 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.

Upcoming Events

Mon 18

Depart Melbourne

December 18
Braybrook VIC
Thu 21

Pambula Discovery Park Concert

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pambula Beach NSW
Fri 22

Albert Moore Gardens Concert, Merimbula

December 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Merimbula NSW


If you are a radio station or other broadcaster and want a copy of our music to play, please contact us and we can send you a download code or a physical copy. If you have a download code, please click here

CD Track Listings


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 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


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

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