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  • "Sensitive, warm, peaceful and very beautifully played .. balsam for the soul." - Spelmannen (translated from Swedish)
  • "A bold mixture of Swedish and British folk music entirely comfortable with both traditions and each other." - Bright Young Folk
  • We say Wow!” - Ytterjärna Arts Centre
  • "Their playing is accomplished and completely absorbing." - FiddleOn
  • “A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration.” - Andrew Cronshaw, fRoots
  • "It doesn’t matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality." - Folkworld

August 2016

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):

Team Solfolket

June 2016

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?!

May 2016

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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!

April 2016

November 2015

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!

http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/emma-and-daniel-reid/

September 2015

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!

28 August 2015

It’s been a great summer filled with lovely concerts and meetings. A refreshing mix of church concerts, festival gigs, and the week of folk gatherings in Dalarna, Sweden. Emma won the Vista-Lasse award and Daniel has released an album with the project Nybyggnan. We have also completed our season as Artists in Residence at the college in Lunnevad. Very encouraging to meet so many youngsters hungry for folk music – thanks for now!

April 2015

At last the warmth and light is returning and the birds are heralding the spring! We are looking forward to a spring and summer with lots of lovely gigs in Sweden, including a concert at Ransäterstämman and several summer concerts in churches, which we love for the atmosphere and the acoustic. Check out the calendar to see if we are playing near you.

January 2015

The new year burst into life with a week of teaching, playing for dancing and a concert up in Malung, Dalarna. A lovely place with lovely students!

December 2015

After two wonderful concerts our album Nära & Kära is now released! It has already been aired on both British and Swedish radio.

We have had some lovely reviews:
”Gorgeous stuff!” – The Crack
”A very special CD, beautiful tunes…” – Spelmannen (translated from Swedish)

Audience quotes from our Gig book (translated from Swedish):
”So accomplished, sensual, generous.. words are insufficient.”
”What an incredible energy!”
”Every emotion at the same time.”