Rowan Rheingans is an award-winning fiddle player, banjoist, songwriter, theatre-maker and audio producer. Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery and The Rheingans Sisters, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (‘Best Original Track’ in 2016 & ‘Best Album’ in 2017) and is a six-times nominee. Her duo The Rheingans Sisters were nominees for the prestigious ‘Best Duo/Band’ award in 2019. Rowan's debut theatre show 'Dispatches on the Red Dress', co-written with Liam Hurley, premiered at 2019's Edinburgh Fringe and won a Fringe First Award as well as nominations for the Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award and the Filipa Braganca Award for Best Emerging Female Artist.
In 2021, Rowan was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.
Praise for Rowan's solo album The Lines We Draw Together
"a handsome album, muscular... strangely powerful" ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - The Guardian (Folk Album of the Month)
'spacious, elegant stuff' - ⭐⭐⭐⭐Songlines
"the pinnacle of her musical journey to date" - Folk Radio UK
"quite extraordinary, conveying both beauty and horror with its spare, often tellingly hushed textures that sometimes expand outwards into a more chaotic and surprisingly richly detailed sonic climate" - Living Tradition