The String Contingent • 2013

This virtuosic instrumental trio composes music of sparkling beauty and originality, performed with virtuosity, finesse and a light-hearted twinkle. Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) have a unique sound that reflects their musical backgrounds in Celtic, classical, jazz, metal, and bluegrass. Since beginning their touring career in 2010 they have played many major acoustic festivals in Australia and New Zealand, released three albums and a live EP, including their latest offering Talk.