Music Programme 2019
The special afternoon events known as Women’s Circle and Gentlemen’s Circle have been extremely well-received both in 2018 and 2017. Tønder Festival’s audience will not be denied the pleasure this year either: both concerts are on the programme. Six distinguished songwriters meet on stage in the Gentlemen’s Circle: from USA, Chris Smither, a frequent Tønder Festival guest; his younger colleague Ian Noe, here for the first time. From Australia we have William Crighton, who was a hit at last year’s Tønder Festival, and Dan Sultan, who had to cancel last year, but is with us this year. From Canada comes James Keelaghan, a familiar face in Tønder Festival’s tents, and Denmark is represented by Poul Krebs. The Songwriter’s Circle is not a new concept. Tønder Festival has always given musicians the opportunity to share the stage with friends, heroes and colleagues from near and far, creating unique concert moments as they take turns to sing on each other’s songs and swap good stories.