Three Weird Sisters
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Brenda Sinclair Sutton (page title)

Brenda, playing bodhran at the Phoenix and Dragon BookstoreSinger/songwriter/bodhránista Brenda Sutton can't remember a time when music wasn't a center point of life. She was one of those little kids who put on shows in the back yard, and they were always musicals. Actively involved in the filking community for the past twenty plus years, The Filk Hall of Fame inducted Brenda in 2002. Her song about the joys of flight, In The Blood, earned a nomination for a Pegasus Award as Best Techie Song in 1989, Best Writer/Composer in 1990 and 2001. She received the award for Best Song in 2001for Strangers No More, and her tribute to Connie Willis's The Doomsday Book, In a Gown Too Blue, won a Pegasus in 2002 for Best Spine Tingling Song.

Brenda also performs at sf and music conventions around the world with her well-known husband, Bill Sutton. Brenda is newly transplanted in the picturesque little town of Danville, Indiana, where she is enjoying her dream Victorian home. This mother of five is a modern day Renaissance Woman whose other talents include web design, writing, costuming, quilting, painting, stained glass, cooking, basketball, and gardening.

Instruments: Though rarely on time for anything, Brenda is the percussionist / guitarist who keeps Three Weird Sisters in time with her odd "Gene Krupa" style of bodhrán playing. It's hard to describe how Brenda makes the sounds she gets out of a frame drum while using (I kid you not) two paint brushes held together with masking tape.

Read more about the bodhrán here.