30 years ago, Anne Linnet made an album called Jeg er jo lige her (I’m Right Here.) In 2018 the popular recording has Anne Linnet and her band on tour again, including an appearance at Tønder Festival.
Danish Annika Aakjær has many talents, but it is as a musician and actress she has made her name. Her latest – third – album, Lykkens Gang (Third Time Lucky) from 2016, had the critics reaching for superlatives.
The name means ‘five’ in Scots Gaelic, but now there are four. Four brilliant musicians from Cape Breton play traditional Scottish music in its eastern Canadian seaboard guise, winning prizes for their virtuosity.
Colter Wall is from Saskatchewan in Canada and trades in folk, bluegrass and country. Colter Wall gave his first concert in Denmark at Tønder Festival in 2017, and this is his only Danish festival concert in 2018.
From Austin, Texas, singer, songwriter and guitarist David Ramirez is well on his way to a thoroughgoing breakthrough. His fourth album We’re Not Going Anywhere from 2017 has brought him glowing reviews.
Their voices entwine and meld in mellifluous harmony when the two women who are the duo Dusty Heart approach the microphone. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean hail from Minnesota and offer a fresh take on folk harmonising.
Irish’ voice can be silken, can be gravelly and rough, backed up by her rustic, rhythmic guitar style. Her performances are famous throughout North America, and she has won numerous awards and nominations.
Traditional Scots music is in really good hands in the band called Skipinnish, who after almost 20 years of playing are going from strength to strength. The band tour constantly and play for full houses.
Can one band really offer so much? The answer, in the case of The Mavericks, is yes. They play a colourful cocktail of country, folk, blues, tex-mex, twang, latin and roots rock with style, charm, and great songs from a charismatic singer.
Lifting an unmistakeable inheritance from Scottish folk rock bands who went before, Tide Lines are well on the road to establishing their name in the UK, with a full concert calendar and sell-out concert halls.