|Saturday 14 March 2020 @ 09:00pm : -
Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund
Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund are among the leading Danish traditional musicians of their generation.
Specializing in fiddle and accordion but also encompassing viola, whistle and vocals, they have married their roots in the Jutland peninsula with playing experiences from residing in Ireland, Finland and North America and encounters with musicians from other cultures to create original compositions that carry on the Danish tradition while looking out across the world.
Tours in Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Finland have honed their communication skills as an entertaining and accomplished duo. An award for Track of the Year - for their The Danish Immigrant EP – and an Artist of the Year nomination at the Danish Folk Music Awards have acknowledged their musical ability and composing talents.
It is in live performances especially that these musicians shine, sharing music and stories that stay in audiences’ memories long after the last note has sounded.
"...Armed with violin, viola, piano, accordion and whistle, the music was carefully crafted and professionally delivered with the ease of a duo who have been working together for years and years." ~ www.folkatthefroize.co.uk
"...If you are looking for something fresh, something to make your music a little less predictable, there's enough spice on this Danish to keep you sweet for months." ~ Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine
"...With these five moving pieces the artists have created a musical gem and it's a shame that it only exists as an EP." ~ Bernd Münzer, Folker
"...Andreas and Rune made such an amusing duo ... witty stories and throw away comments that had the entire room bursting out in laughter." ~ www.folkatthefroize.co.uk
"...Now if this was literature it would be a short story and it would be a page turner." ~ Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine