Music Programme 2019
Tønder Festival’s long-established tradition of having musicians share the stage with friends, colleagues and heroes they don’t often get the chance to meet – the ceilidh – has morphed into two events: the special afternoon concerts called Women’s Circle and Gentlemen’s Circle. In 2017 and 2018 these concerts were very well received by the Tønder Festival audience. This year again, folk will not be disappointed: both shows are on the programme. Women’s Circle has six first-class female songwriters from USA, Canada, Ireland and Denmark: from USA it’s Caitlin Canty, who was here in 2016, and the country musician Leslie Stevens. From Nova Scotia in Canada we have Jenn Grant, and from Ireland, but settled in Canada, Irish Mythen, who also appeared at Tønder Festival last year. Irish singer Heidi Talbot will participate – she will also appear at this year’s festival with the band Arcade; and from Denmark we have Signe Svendsen. These talented songwriters will have the opportunity to take turns at taking the lead, join in on each others’ songs, and exchange tall tales.