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About

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music.  Through 10 years performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following. 

Their latest all-original album release, Midnight Sun, reached #6 on the Billboard World Music charts as the highest ranking debut on the chart. The Gothard Sisters have performed in venues large and small all over the country, including a concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium stage in Washington DC, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, a 20-city concert tour of Japan in 2019 and appearances at music festivals and performing arts venues nationwide. 

Blending Celtic, folk, classical, world and northwest musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, octave violin, whistle and vocal harmonies, creating music that is "vivid, inspirational and captivating."  (Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 2018) 

Writing and recording near their home in the Pacific Northwest between touring nationally, the band has released 7 albums and has performed over 1,000 live shows over the course of their career.

The Band

Greta

Greta

Willow

Willow

Solana

Solana

Guitar, violin, Irish dance, vocals / Greta

Violin, mandolin, bodhran, Irish dance, vocals / Willow

Djembe, bodhran, violin, whistle, percussion, Irish dance, lead vocals / Solana

Reviews

“On Fire!” 
- Celtic Radio

"[The Gothard Sisters] are no new girls on the block, they are at the top of their game and one of the industry's best kept secrets to those who've never heard them.  It's all fireworks on this album full of superior songwriting, singing and playing by three professional sisters who know their craft inside out."  
- Scott Carlito, Indie Band Guru 

“What the Gothard Sisters manage to achieve in just 12 tracks [on Story Girl] is a harmonious blend of traditional Celtic with hints of Americana. There's a country-western earthiness that gives the songs a lively, approachable, down-home sound.” 
- Irish Central Review (Story Girl, 2011)

 

“Their on-stage charisma, energy, enthusiasm and extraordinary talent is second to none.  They have a unique talent of being able to captivate their audience for the entirety of their show, leaving spectators wanting more.  Furthermore, the Gothard Sisters' eclectic style and theatrical performance is something that will continue to flourish as these artists will no doubt take the World by storm.  A must-see!” 
- Keith Doherty, Lannadoo Festival - Jacksonville Beach, Florida

“Their music is a delightful blend of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, American Folk and original songs played on fiddle, guitar, bodhran, whistle and sung with just a taste of western influence that gives them a sound all their own.  Their original pieces are bright and well written and their original arrangements of classic tunes are clever, intelligent and very easy on the ear.” 
- Irish American News Review (Mountain Rose, 2015)

“The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic performance group that mesmerizes the crowds at the Washington State Fair and Spring Fair in Puyallup. They are one of the biggest hits for our Fountain stage, packing it for performance after performance.” 
- Andrea Thayer, Entertainment - Washington State Fair

"Their entertaining flair and delightful combination of musical instruments engaged an ever changing combination of sound and song. It was a wondrous sight to see siblings so given to their art and each other and it was very evident in their selections for the evening." 
— The Write Exchange, Bangor Maine

"[The Gothard Sisters] have perfected their handling of Celtic-influenced contemporary folk... the true magic comes from their ability to craft music both fresh as sunrise and yet drenched in tradition."   
- Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 

“My expectations were blown out of the water!  First and foremost, these ladies are very down to earth but yet professional.  If you are a presenter and have room in your schedule, grab them for your performance series - they will not disappoint! They are great family entertainment.  [They] put on a superb show that really drew in the audience with their singing and musicianship; but when they start to dance, look out, you're in for a treat!” 
- Jim Kleinbeck, Auburn Avenue Theater - Auburn, Washington 

“Amazing sold out show by Greta, Willow, and Solana last night. When these sisters start with their step dancing, the stage becomes a drum. The act is mixed with humor, emotion, and inspiration. The Gothard Sisters are not to be missed.” 
- Scot Grassette, Mystic Theatre

"[The Gothard Sisters'] grasp of style and presentation is big league, even when playing in more intimate settings.  This is a trio that comes off like an orchestra."  
- Celtic Beat Magazine 

“I am pleased to submit a letter of support for the Gothard Sisters on behalf of the Sunburst Arts Foundation, an arts non-profit in northwest Montana. Recently the Gothard Sisters performed for our community concert se- ries. I don’t know of a harder working group of artists; while in our community, the Gothard Sisters per- formed a school-wide assembly for the local middle school, conducted a dance workshop after school and then performed a community concert—all in the same day. Their performances were extremely well-received in our community.  The Gothard Sisters have a great work ethic, they are professional and they are extremely accommodating, not to mention incredibly talented performers. I highly recommend them.” 
- Keri Goodwin, Arts and Education Sunburst Foundation - Eureka, Montana

“Beautiful musicianship.” 
- Michael Johnathon, Woodsongs Oldtime Radio Hour - Lexington, Kentucky

“What the audience came to see was the youthful Celtic dancing and fiddling.  They got it.  But they weren't prepared for the elaborate show they received... multiple instruments, enhancing vocals, genre variety and even great storytelling.  Then the sisters mixed it all together with the hand of a master choreographer.  They had our audience on the edge of their seats and leaning forward with excitement.  The people watching had no idea what was coming next, but they knew they didn't want to miss it.” 
- Chas Cantlon, Ronan Performing Arts Center - Ronan, Montana

 

"This is world class string and vocal oriented folk music at its finest... a sublime treat." 
- Larry Toering, Skope Magazine

“The chemistry between the sisters is amazing and comes through in the ease with which they go from song to song and their antics on stage. The audience at Caras park sat mesmerized by the music, while quite a few people, especially children, could not contain themselves and danced and danced to the music. I highly recommend seeing them whenever they perform in your area and see why they were the winners of the Best New Irish Artist in the recent Irish Music Awards.” 
- Bob Leggett, Missoula Music Examiner