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Ashelin is a band of five sisters — Cassy, Joesie, Kaliyan, Shaelin and Thea — who began singing and dancing to Newfoundland and Irish music as far back as they can remember while learning to play a stunning variety of instruments. Although they never expected this childhood passion for all things musical to be anything but family focused, they were soon embarking on a musical journey that is winning them attention and fans around the world. Known for their sparkling vocals and intricate harmonies, Ashelin’s brand of folk roots and pop shines through their song writing and novel interpretations of traditional tunes. The group’s 2010 release “The Road Not Taken” was produced by Grammy-winning producer/engineer George Massenburg and ECMA-winning producer/engineer Al Strickland, and features performances by the crème de la crème of East Coast talent including bassist Jamie Gatti, multi-instrumentalist J.P. Cormier, and bluesman John Campbelljohn among others. Click here to listen to “Song for Mariana” at thetelegram.com.