Wyrd Sisters (band)

The Wyrd Sisters are a Canadian folk music group.

The band formed in 1991 in Winnipeg, Manitoba as a duo consisting of singer-songwriters Kim Baryluk and Nancy Reinhold. Reinhold left the country in January 2003, and Baryluk continued as the creative force of the current band. In 2005, the band began a legal action against Warner Brothers, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, and Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway of Radiohead over a scene in the film "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", which featured a band called the Weird Sisters. The suit was dismissed, and the band was forced to pay costs. [cite news|url=http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/11/04/Arts/wyrdlawsuit_051104.html|title='Wyrd Sisters' cannot stop Harry Potter| publisher=Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] [cite news|url=http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=bc5b3049-56dc-493b-9ccc-5d4bd0389392|title='Winnipeg folk band that took on Harry Potter ordered to pay $140,000 court costs|publisher=Canada.com National Post]

ee also

Legal disputes over the Harry Potter series

External links

* [http://www.wyrdsisters.com/ The Wyrd Sisters web site]
* [http://www.festival.bc.ca/index.php?target=/top30/wyrds.html Wyrd Sisters at Festival Distribution]


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