The Weird Sisters were a very popular band in the wizarding world, whose music was frequently played on the Wizarding Wireless Network. Despite their name, all eight known members were male.

Many individuals were fans of the Weird Sisters in the Wizarding world, including Ginevra Weasley and Nymphadora Tonks.

Overview

Known band members

Known songs

History

1985–1986 school year

By the 1985–1986 school year, Hogwarts students Myron Wagtail and Kirley Duke, accompanied by Orsino Thruston, had formed the band, and wanted to perform in the Hogwarts Castle.[2]

After the performance, Wagtail informed Jacob's sibling that they found a talented newcomer, Donaghan Tremlett.[2]

1986–1987 school year

In 1986–1987 school year, the band mentioned that Jacob's sibling, being known as an unofficial "Curse-Breaker", had been one of their sources of inspiration. They helped them practise their Frog Choir audition on the training grounds. They then encouraged Jacob's sibling to sing in front of Professor Snape to test their nerves. They watched and praised them for having done a great job.[3]

1994–1995 school year

Upon the announcement of the Yule Ball, one of the rumours discussed in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was that Albus Dumbledore had booked the Weird Sisters for the ball, which turned out to be true.[4]

On 25 December, 1994, the band performed in the Great Hall on a magically-appearing stage. Among the band's instruments were a set of drums, several guitars, a cello, a lute, a double bass and some bagpipes. During this performance, Harry Potter noted that all members of the band were extremely hairy and all wearing black robes that had been artfully torn.[5]

1995–1996 school year

In 1995, the band was popular enough that the marriage of their bass player, Donaghan Tremlett, made front-page news in the Daily Prophet.[6]

Behind the scenes

Etymology

  • The term "Weird Sisters" was the name given to the three prophetic witches in the play "Macbeth," by William Shakespeare ("weïrd" being Old English for "fate" or "destiny").
  • As it is unconfirmed as to from where J. K. Rowling got the idea for the band's name, other possibilities include:
    • A variant of the name, Wyrd Sisters, was used as the title of a 1988 Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett.
    • A play on the heavy rock band, Twisted Sister.

Portrayers of the Weird Sisters

Appearances

Notes and references


The Weird Sisters
Weird Sisters.jpg
Lead singer Lead guitar Rhythm guitar Bass guitar
Myron Wagtail Kirley Duke Heathcote Barbary Donaghan Tremlett
Bagpipes Drums Cello Lute
Gideon Crumb Orsino Thruston Merton Graves Herman Wintringham
Known songs
Do The Hippogriff · Magic Works · This Is The Night
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