This Scandanavian trio were originally to play at the Tron Theatre, however, I would have missed them there and was so glad to hear them perform at the Mitchell. They are classed as Danish although the cittern player, Ale Carr, is from Sweden.
They opened with a track from their last album before moving onto one from their upcoming one – and up to this point no words had been uttered! Piano and accordian player Nicolaj Busk then introduced us to the group and continued with a piece called The Couch before moving onto The Parisienne – where they highlighted their talents with fast, furious and frenetic fingers palying the fiddle, accordion and cittern.
The third member of the trio is Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen who is also the concert master with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra and all three seem equally at home playing folk music and classical side by side. They ended the set by playing a contemporary take on a JS Bach piece showcasing Rune’s violin skills and dexterity.
It would be great to see them again playing a longer set however, as it was, they received a standing ovation at the end.
Presenter, Celtic Music Radio