CONTACT/BOOKING: We'd love to have you join our mailing list or to inquire about bookings. Marion and/or the band perform a range of original music and covers. Pricing depends on number of performers, equipment requirements and venue.
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Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister
Marion Halliday, a native Kentuckian now living in Philadelphia PA, and her band Trickster Sister, is proud purveyor of their own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon-infused, original, women-powered, Americana.
As songwriter for the band, Marion has found great inspiration in the history of her new home-town, writing a range of songs that touch on Philly’s rich and varied past. This includes songs about an escaped convict from Eastern State Pen, the forlorn beauty of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the statue to the Lenape in Wissahickon Park, and the revolutionary war memorial at Washington Square. She has also written songs on more universal, contemporary topics such as domestic abuse, gun violence, suicide, and the scourge of heroin and meth addiction ravaging our country. Marion’s music also includes amusing reflections on the challenges of relationships, as well as an abiding love of bourbon.
Marion and the band also play covers ranging from the 70s through the 2000s and that feature a range of artists (CSNY, Tears for Fears, Dolly Parton).
"The group brings together their diverse talents to create an enticing blend of indie, folk, and bluegrass musical styles, with lush vocal harmonies over-top"-WFPK 91.9 Public Radio Host John Gage - Feb 2017
'When I first discovered Marion and her music I was blown away by the song-writing and you will be too' - WFDU 89.1 Traditions Host Ron Olesko - Nov 2018
2018 was a great year. In January Marion was named "One of the Ones to Watch" by the Nashville Songwriters' Association International. In May, Marion released several new singles, which had frequent play on folk public radio/streaming online channels. These new songs were also selected by several DJs for their ‘end of year/best of’ picks shows. 2018 also saw Marion (solo or with her band) play several prominent shows including the Huntington Folk Festival, Ladybug Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, as well as a packed house at The Market Bar in Inverness, Scotland. In November 2018, Marion was chosen by Ron Olesko of WFDU to be a featured performer at the highly-regarded NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase. Marion was also named runner-up for 2018 Best of Philly Live Performer (Folk/Country Category).
THE BAND - In addition to Marion, Trickster Sister includes her sister Jane Halliday (violin, backing vocals, banjo uke) and Donna Bostock (bass, backing vocals, banjo uke). Band configuration depends on venue requirements and player availability.
live performances & Other video
Here are some video from recent shows and live radio broadcasts, as well as an official video incorporating a studio recording for an upcoming album release. These are also representative performances in terms of the various configurations in which Marion might perform (as solo, as duo, or as full band). It also includes some audience singalongs!
For more performance and other video, go to Marion's Youtube channel by clicking here.