"Their playing is accomplished and completely absorbing."
"It doesn’t matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality."
"A bold mixture of Swedish and British folk music entirely comfortable with both traditions and each other."
- Bright Young Folk
"Sensitive, warm, peaceful and very beautifully played .. balsam for the soul."
- Spelmannen (translated from Swedish)
“A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration.”
- Andrew Cronshaw, fRoots
We say Wow!”
- Ytterjärna Arts Centre
Celebreties far from home
We’re blown away by the experience of playing with a symphony orchestra! Thank you to Suzi Ersahin of the Swedish Institute, the brilliant and openminded conductor Ender Sakpinar, Eskişehir Büyükşehir Belediyesi Senfoni Orkestrası, the town mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen and AccessAbility Exhibition for a fantastic and inspirational collaboration. We were received with such enthusiasm, four encores and a handmade sculpture by the town mayor!
Heading to Turkey to play with symphony orchestra
On 31st March we will be soloists backed by Eskisehir’s Symphony Orchestra! We will be playing excerpts from Kalle Ankarblom’s brilliant piece Symphonic Stomp of Sweden, as well as some duos, to mark the opening of an exhibition produced by the Swedish Institute. We’re very excited!
Live @ Stallet, Stockholm, Feb 2017.
‘Tango till de tappra’ by Daniel Reid.
Thank you to those who have followed us during 2016. It has a been an exiting year with festival gigs, a collaboration with storyteller Mikael Öberg, church concerts and the premier of our folk music course SOLFOLKET! Emma has also been nominated for a Swedish Grammy with the project Blåferdi with Lena Willemark, and Daniel’s project Nybyggnan as been chosen to give a showcase at the Swedish Folk Awards 2017.
We are really looking forward to 2017, especially to our 6-week tour of the UK (with our family and our caravan!). Thanks to the Swedish Arts Council for their support. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Coming up: This autumn we are setting up a brand new folk music course outside our hometown of Järna. 5 weekends in a year, for all ages. There will be ensemble and singing workshops for anyone over 10, and a kids workshop for anyone 0-10 (plus an accompanying adult). At the moment there are almost 40 people enrolled, which is fantastic! Here is a pic from our planning meeting, with the inspiring Solvik school behind us (where the course will be held):
UK tour next summer
Daniel & Emma will be touring in the UK in May/June 2017. If you would like to book us or to hear us at a particular festival or venue then please get in touch. Which festivals could do with a little Scandinavian touch?!
New collaboration with storyteller Mikael Öberg
A photo from our latest collaboration with the fantastic storyteller Mikael Öberg from Fabula Storytelling. Tales that give you goosebumps, alongside an intense tango and bittersweet melodies!
New film live from Ransäterstämman
On Mon 7th December we will be performing in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall at the Sage Gateshead. Really looking forward to it! The Folkworks team are our heros. Please do help to spread the word!
During September Daniel & Emma have helped to raise 9951 SEK for UNHCR, to support refugees in the crisis in Syria. 100% of CD sales were donated to the cause, and audiences were invited to give what they could in exchange for a CD. People payed between 87 SEK and 500 SEK. A BIG THANK YOU for helping us to help!