Courtney Ferguson
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String Sisters to help set the mood at Empire Mine

Young, talented and dedicated, the String Sisters will weave their magic again this year at Holidays at Empire Mine.

With Emilie Roberts Brockway on fiddle, Lexi Tyrrell on cello and Delphine Griffith on harp, the festive sound they create has Scottish fiddle-style roots.

Alasdair Fraser and Hanneke Cassel have had a profound impact on their style. In fact, the String Sisters (all 16 years old) have played at the Celtic Festival for the last four years.

“Being asked to play again this year means a lot to us,” said Emilie Roberts Brockway. “I’ve been playing there since I was 9 years old, and it’s become quite a tradition, not only for me but for all of us.”

Bourn Cottage will be all decked out for the Christmas season. There will also be old-fashioned decorations, beautiful costumes, homemade star cookies and spiced cider for visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The trio will perform in the very same dining room where meals were shared by the people who shaped our local history.

The String Sisters will play seasonal and traditional music — as well as original pieces they’ve written themselves. Visitors can enjoy their music Friday and Saturday at Holidays at Empire Mine.

Admission is $7 for adults 17 and older, $3 for children and free for those under 6.

For information, call 530-273-8522, or visit http://parks.ca.gov or http:// empiremine.org.


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