ARTS CAFÉ: Unreserved Rowed Seating.
Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
ARTS CAFÉ Event – Please note that spaces are limited for this show – book early!
Please contact us if you have any specific requirements.
14+ only. 14s to 16s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
Join Scandi vocal quartet Åkervinda for an evening of folk tales, improvisation and sublime vocals.
Åkervinda are an all-female vocal quartet from Sweden and Denmark. The four singers have a beautiful, vivid and engaging take on traditional Nordic music. Their vocal arrangements are intricate and unusual, and the singers leave lots of room for improvisation and invention.
Iris, Lise, Linda and Agnes, the four singers of Åkervinda, take pride in
their original and modern interpretation of the traditional folksongs of
Scandinavia. The group’s name, Åkervinda, is inspired by a Swedish wildflower whose
roots spread far and wide like rivers under the ground. Like the flower,
gracefully entwining melodies, rock solid groove, and ever intriguing
harmonies will take root in your mind. Like the flower, they will be
impossible to remove.
Jazz singers at heart, the young women of Åkervinda share a deep love of
folk music. Through improvisation, the group gives new life to traditional
folk songs and stories of women throughout the ages.
In 2014 they released their debut album “Kära Mor” (“Dear Mother”) and
has been touring in Sweden, Denmark, the US and Canada since.
Åkervinda has performed at Aarhus Vocal Festival, Malmö Arena, Hillerød
Folk Festival and various folkfestivals in Sweden, as well as museums and
venues in Toronto, New York and Chicago. Collaborations has been made
with the Swedish folk musician Jens Ulvsand, the Canadian fiddle virtuoso
Jaron Freeman-Fox as well as the Swedish internationally renowned trio Nordic.