Women’s Circle (USA, CAN, NZ, IRL, DK)

In recent years, the special afternoon concerts Women’s Circle and Gentlemen’s Circle have become extremely popular. This year again, both events are on the programme. Women’s Circle invites five female songwriters from USA, Canada/New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark: Katie Pruitt, one of the up-and-comers from Nashville, Cara Dillon, Ireland’s great singer and interpreter of the tradition, Tami Neilson, who grew up in Canada and today lives in New Zealand, Rikke Thomsen, a South Jutland songwriter well on her way to a great career, and Signe Svendsen, a firm favourite with Danish audiences and well-established Tønder Festival guest. Songwriters’ Circles have long been part of Tønder Festival’s content and they give space for moments when songwriters from near and far meet on stage, take turns leading and playing along on each others’ songs, and swap tall tales.