The Harrison, Kings Cross
Sunday 5th November
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Tickets £10 (Advance), £12 on the night
Elye Cuthbertson and Fritz Dahlström present an exciting new cross-cultural collaboration. After meeting in a hut on a Bulgarian mountain, they were inspired to blend the traditional styles of Sweden and England to create a new fusion. Their music is rooted in tradition yet imaginatively forward-looking. Expect lively yet thoughtful polskas combined with 3/2 hornpipes that are groovy yet soulful. Two young musicians already establishing themselves on the folk scenes of London and Stockholm combine their talents to make music that is truly unique.
Elye Cuthbertson has been immersing himself in English folk music for 10 years under the guidance of some of the finest teachers of the tradition. With a passion for folk music from throughout Europe as well as the UK, his compositions reflect his varied influences. Elye has a unique approach to the melodeon which he has demonstrated through performances around the country, including his own concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Fritz Dahlström got familiar with Swedish folk music tradition at the age of 13 and by the age of 15, he was completely captivated by it. He began 3 years of studies in Swedish folk music at the Conservatory of Music in Falun and is currently studying Nordic folk music performance at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.