Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
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Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley

Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley Biography (Wikipedia)

Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley are an international folk music duo playing fiddle (Jennifer) and guitar/piano (Hazel). They are twin sisters, born in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. They started to play when given instruments on their 8th birthday and joined the Strathspey and Reel Society in their early years. In their early teens they were playing, often with their older sister Emma on accordion, at local concerts and ceilidhs around Orkney. There they were spotted by Orkney's only recording studio who launched them into Dancing Fingers, their first album.

The success of this album moved them into the UK folk circuit, but this proved arduous (Cornwall to Middlesbrough in back-to-back gigs), and eventually they moved to Edinburgh after launching their second album, The Watch Stone, in 1994. In Edinburgh they became part of the city's folk scene and fronted a six-piece band called Seelyhoo, which recorded two albums.

Playing at London's Barbican Centre in 1995, they were spotted by a New Zealand music scout who invited them to play at the Auckland Folk Festival which prompted the twins to organise a three-month "world tour" in 1997. At about that time Jennifer won the UK's premier accolade for new folk talent (BBC Young Tradition Award) which helped boost the tour and their international reputation. Working without a manager, they organised a second world tour in 1999 and issued a third album Huldreland (in the Folk Roots top ten of 1998). Four transatlantic trips in 1999 cemented their place on the international folk scene.

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Way Oot West / Bessie Millie's Sixpence
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Way Oot West / Bessie Millie's Sixpence
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Compliments to the Orkney Norway Friendship Association / The Mester Ship
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Compliments to the Orkney Norway Friendship Association / The Mester Ship
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Solus Lilli's / The Dublin Lasses / Proudlock's Fancy / Groat's Boat
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Solus Lilli's / The Dublin Lasses / Proudlock's Fancy / Groat's Boat
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Running The Lee/The Flotta Dash
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Running The Lee/The Flotta Dash
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Partans in his Creel / Chappan at the Door
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Partans in his Creel / Chappan at the Door
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The Ba' Rag
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The Ba' Rag
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Dr Coyne’s & Fiddlan Aboot
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Dr Coyne’s & Fiddlan Aboot
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Shetland Pony Shuffle
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Shetland Pony Shuffle
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The Drunken Billy Goat & The Grumpy Nanny Goat
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The Drunken Billy Goat & The Grumpy Nanny Goat
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Iris Nicolson's Favourite
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Iris Nicolson's Favourite
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Skea Brae
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Skea Brae
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Drunken Goats
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Drunken Goats
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Orkney POlkas
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Orkney POlkas
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Eynhallow Soond / The Halloween Flit
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Eynhallow Soond / The Halloween Flit
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Sleepy Laddie
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Sleepy Laddie
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Stronsay Waltz
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Stronsay Waltz
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Partans
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Partans
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Sandy Lamb's Polkas
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Sandy Lamb's Polkas
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Orkney Polkas / Mirlands Polka / Peter Pratt's Polka
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Orkney Polkas / Mirlands Polka / Peter Pratt's Polka
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Adelaide/The Phantom Flight
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Adelaide/The Phantom Flight
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The Orkney Islands Hornpipe/Tor Reid/Madam Narida
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The Orkney Islands Hornpipe/Tor Reid/Madam Narida
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Mrs Violet Unson
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Mrs Violet Unson
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Far O'er Blue Waters
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Far O'er Blue Waters
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Solus Lilli's/The dublin Lasses/Proudlock's F
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Solus Lilli's/The dublin Lasses/Proudlock's F
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Eric's Strathspey/Eric's Reel/Gayle's Reel
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Eric's Strathspey/Eric's Reel/Gayle's Reel
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Luca
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Luca
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Erika
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Erika
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