The Zeichner Trio a sibling band that plays traditional Irish and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4- and 5-string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi with fiddle and sean nós dance. Each a strong and well-developed singer, their voices blend in both harmony and unison as only families can. Bringing age-old melodies alive with creativity in voice and instrument, the group has gained a reputation in Vermont as standard-bearers of the tradition. Since 2012, they have entertained audiences with lively fiddle tunes and dance steps, mournful ballads, lyrical bagpipes, and timeless banjo – and a bit of sibling banter, of course. The trio has played for the VT Statehouse Farmer’s Night, The Big E in Springfield MA, Club Passim in Boston, and for the Irish ambassador’s recent visit to VT.
Throughout their musical journey, the siblings have been lucky to live in a state with a vibrant traditional music community, making their music an essential part of the fabric of their lives, and they hope that sharing what they do brings inspiration to their audiences. We’re delighted to welcome them back to the Festival!