What you might not expect is for the trio to be so popular in Germany they are stopped in the street by fans.
The Midden are three sisters – Kate, Megan and Hazel Reid – living in Glasgow who are a popular folk band. They will launch their fourth album in the city next week.
Despite years of being brought up together and living in equally close proximity when they go on tour, they insist there is no family fall-outs when they hit the road.
"We get on pretty well, and always have," says Kate, the oldest member of the group.
"Megan is good at all the musical stuff, so a lot of the melody lines come from her, and then I do a lot of the lyrics, then Hazel pulls it all together."
The Midden combine traditional music backdrops with modern pop ideas, a blend that has already led them to a fair degree of success.
The band took a break while youngest sibling Hazel travelled the world before reuniting for their fourth album, In The End, which is officially launched at The Lansdowne, Kelvinbridge, on Tuesday night.
However, the band's biggest fanbase may lurk abroad because they have proved a real hit in Germany, where they have gigged regularly.
"It is amazing out there, it has been over the past 10 years. I went out there as part of my degree and it really helps being able to engage the audience by chatting to them," says Kate, who used to be a German teacher.
"We started playing completely acoustically in tiny cafes and bars, and then built it up and built it up from there.
"We go back to the Bardentreffen festival in Nuremberg every year, which is the biggest open air festival there, and the response is brilliant.
"People come back to you with albums bought about eight years ago and say, 'Remember signing this a few years back?'
"It's completely different, and kind of weird – I have been stopped in the street by people there."
It was back in Glasgow that the group really started, though, when they formed for the Celtic Connections festival in 2001.
The next year they won a Danny Kyle Award, a prize for new talent sponsored by the Evening Times, and they unveiled their first album soon afterwards.
Now they have released In The End, which they recorded in Barrhead with producer David McNee.
For Kate, it's a record that mixes the band's combination of modern ideas and more traditional music better than ever.
"There is quite a lot of ideas there and as all three of us write a bit separately there is quite a big mixture of stuff," she says.
"This is the first time we have gone into the studio with time to take things back apart again.
"We went in with songs and built them together, which was really nice – in the past we have just written our songs separately.
That blend of old and new music is becoming more common among the Scottish folk scene and Kate feels it is much healthier to shake up classic tunes with a dash of something new.
"We have all the trad elements, but the music we write is definitely contemporary," says Kate.
"There are lots of bands like that now, Skerryvore, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers to some extent as they are playing rock stuff on the pipes.
"There is two takes on this because there are the old traditionalists who are not for it at all, but how are you going to appeal to young people without adding something different?
"I think the Chilli Pipers are brilliant, you can't help but smile and dance about."
As for the band's own experiences, Kate thinks being picked to support Snow Patrol at the New Year celebrations in George Square in 2004 was a highlight, while a Clydeside photo shoot is also an odd memory.
"Because we are called The Midden we were looking for a massive pile of scrap iron to pose with.
"We wandered about and found this deserted bit that was slightly scary, but it worked pretty well and ended up on the third album."
l The Midden play The Lansdowne, Kelvinbridge, on Tuesday at 8pm and entry is free. In The End is available through www.the-midden.com and in Fopp stores.