Music Programme 2019
Long well-established as one of the top duos on the British folk scene, Greg Russell, guitar and vocal, and Ciaran Algar, violin and vocal, are both from folk music backgrounds. They infuse traditional music with a hefty portion of innovation, energy and daring. They teamed up in 2011 and soon won a recording contract. Their debut album The Queen’s Lover came out in 2012, and since then they have bumped the total up to four albums and a live dvd. In 2013, the duo won a BBC Radio2 Young Folk Award. The following year, BBC Radio2 gave them another prize, the Horizon Award. Their latest release is the album Utopia and Wasteland from 2018. Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar can be proud of many fine reviews. In Denmark, the folk magazine Roots Zone was generous with praise for the duo’s latest album as well as their concerts. Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar have played at Tønder Festival before, so their local audience know there are treats in store!