SARAH-JANE SUMMERS & JUHANI SILVOLA

"ONE OF THE FINEST FOLK DUOS AROUND" (SONGLINES)

Captivating and exhilarating, Summers/Silvola’s fearless and virtuosic performances transcend boundaries and encompass the full range of emotions.  This Norway-based Scottish-Finnish duo creates a unique blend of Scottish and Nordic traditions mixed with experimental and improvised elements. They have won unanimous praise by critics and audiences alike. 

Their recently-released album, Widdershins, captures their raw energy perfectly, radiating joy and excitement, despair and melancholy in equal measure. 

 

From nocturnal moods to acoustic noise-rock, from unadulterated joy to haunting bleakness, Summers/Silvola invite you on a cinematic journey into strange and wonderful new worlds where the unexpected is to be expected. In concert, they create an immersive experience, enveloping their audience in rich sound larger than one would think possible from just two acoustic instruments.

"magnificent...absolute masters of their instruments" 5/5* (Songlines)

"dazzling" (fRoots)

"virtuoso playing to the end" (Folkworld)

"astounding" (Folk Radio UK)

“Widdershins makes a great case for seeing Summers & Silvola in concert” (Rob Adams, The Herald)

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