The Minnikins

After a tip off from Jo Rose, we knew we had to get a piece of the Minnikin pie. We were invited down to Gabriel’s lovely home to film this beautiful session and were made to feel very welcome among the old tape machines and books. Enjoy.


The Minnikins

Thursday, November 18th, 2010, 12:43 pm

Nova Scotian, brother and sister, Gabriel Minnikin and Ruth Minnikin sing and play again, as The Minnikins

The Minnikins are multi-instrumentalists and visual artists with impressive rosters of national and international tours as members of bands The Guthries, The Heavy Blinkers, The Earlies and as solo artists.

Demand for their unique voices has found them featured on over 50 recordings.

‘Ruth and her brother play an assortment of instruments (accordion, mandolin and guitar) and sing glorious harmonies. Ruth sounds a bit like Laura Cantrell and Gabe has a deep gruff voice like Billy Bob Thornton. It’s acts like these that make a treat for music lovers.’ Maverick magazine

‘Canadian country gal Ruth Minnikin just gets better and better…‘Folk Art’ finds her shifting further from the sweet country-folk of earlier work into the darker recesses of rural American tradition.’ Uncut (4 out of 5 stars)


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