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For over a decade now, Searson has toured the world with their unique blend of high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and intricate step dancing. At the core of Searson, are Colleen and Erin Searson, two sisters who hail from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. Their spirited live shows feature Colleen on fiddle and Erin on piano & tenor guitar, interspersed with the incomparably rich sounds of sibling vocal harmonies, and both sisters “pounding the boards" with Ottawa Valley step dancing.

Like their live shows, Searson’s recordings reflect their eclectic tastes, while maintaining strong roots in the tradition they grew up in. Their most recent release, Stars Above the Farm (2015), is named after the sisters parents' farm in the Ottawa Valley of Northeastern Ontario where the girls grew up.  The concept for this album has been rooted around stories and tunes about the Ottawa Valley and the history of the Searson family. One shining example is the song ‘1847’, a story centered around the Searson family immigrating from County Tipperary, Ireland to Hyndford, Ontario and building a life there.  Colleen & Erin Searson are the sixth generation to be raised on the original family farm in Hyndford. Along with the band's original fiddle sets on the new album, listeners will hear a wide variety of Canadian and Irish style fiddling on Stars Above the Farm. Searson collaborated with fellow Ottawa Valley fiddler April Verch, French Canadian fiddler Pascal Gemme of Genticorum, and long-time friend Brent Hoad of The Elders for these special tracks.

In May 2015, Searson filmed a brand new national series for CBC called 'Still Standing’. Concurrently, they ran a successful crowdfunding campaign in support of their latest album. They continue to tour across Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and hosted three bus tours with local Kansas City friends, The Elders, around Ireland.


Home Base: Ontario

Touring Schedule: Click here


Erin Searson
179 Searson Road
Douglas, ON
K0J 1S0

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