John Prine Tops Tønder Bill

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John Prine Tops Tønder Bill

One of USA’s major songwriters, John Prine, is returning to Tønder Festival. Seven other names have been added to the roster, The Savage Rose, Kate Rusby and Bjørn Eidsvåg among them.

Three years ago, Tønder Festival’s Tent 1 staged a historic event. The American songwriter John Prine wound up that year’s festival with style. Now, our audience can look forward to a repeat visit: John Prine will be topping the bill at Tønder Festival 2019. And he has a new album to present.

More top names reappear
Hello again to Scottish band Skipinnish. This super-group of Scots traditional music will be back in 2019. More famous musicians who have previously graced Tønder Festival’s stages are back on the poster in 2019: Kate Rusby, one of the finest singers in British folk, and Julie Fowlis, the esteemed interpreter of the Scots Gaelic tradition.

More Treats in Store…
From Maine in USA comes a relatively new band, The Ghost of Paul Revere, who have made a name for themselves on the American roots scene in a few short years. From UK we have slide guitar virtuoso Martin Harley with a solid blues and folk repertoire. The Norwegian songwriter veteran Bjørn Eidsvåg is bringing his band. Annisette is coming with The Savage Rose: they are to open Tønder Festival on Thursday, August 22.


Musicians 2019:
John Prine (USA), Kate Rusby (UK), The Savage Rose (DK), Bjørn Eidsvåg (NO), Skipinnish (SCO), The Ghost of Paul Revere (USA), Martin Harley (UK), Julie Fowlis (SCO), Finbar Furey (IRL), Chris Smither (USA), Jenn Grant (CAN), Old Man Luedecke (CAN), Leslie Stevens (USA), Caitlin Canty (USA), The Tweed Project (ENG, SCO) og James Keelaghan (CAN).

Tønder Festival 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2019
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