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Marion Halliday

Marion Halliday, and her band Trickster Sister, is proud purveyor of their own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon infused original, women-powered Americana. The band is comprised of two Kentucky sisters, Marion Halliday (guitar, vocals, songwriting) and Jane Halliday (violin, banjo uke, vocals),and their sister-in-music, Donna Bostock (bass/percussion, vocals). This all-women group brings together their diverse talents to create an enticing blend of indie, folk, and bluegrass musical styles, with lush vocal harmonies over-top.

A primary focus of the band is to cultivate original music written by Marion who has found great inspiration in the rich 400-year history of Philadelphia, infused with the Appalachian roots of her Kentucky native home. She has crafted for the band a number of modern folk songs based on historical landmarks in Philadelphia, such as Eastern State Penitentiary, Laurel Hill Cemetery, the Lenape Statue in Wissahickon Park, and the Eternal Flame Memorial at Washington Square. She has also written a series of contemporary, contemplative songs that reflect on the challenges we face in our modern world - from the heroine and meth epidemic decimating rural Kentucky and much of America, to the challenges of loving someone with depression and addiction, to dealing with the struggles of failed relationships. Her music spans a range of topics and appeals to a variety of listeners.

Marion Halliday has been a singer her entire life, though much of it was spent initially as a classical chorale, ensemble or madrigals performer. She has been in other bands over the years including acting as the lead singer in the Louisville, Kentucky based regionally acclaimed trad Irish band, My Darling Asleep - check out the band’s cd “My Darling Asleep” at She also was a founding member of The Molly Blooms, based in Philadelphia with Lisa Timmons, Rosie McNamara-Jones and Donna Bostock.