Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Wednesday 31st January
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Tickets Advance £10 £12 on the night
Rebecka Edlund, Phoebe Harty and Cori Smith (Once a Fig) met in South East London, playing folk music and dancing polska into the early hours of the morning. The trio immerse themselves in myriad musical soundscapes, intertwining traditional folk melodies with original compositions and improvisations. Their spiralling arrangements with spinning, trance-like melodies morph into electrifying groove-based tunes, inviting the audience on a musical journey. For the trio, no other feeling comes close to making music, telling stories and sharing meaningful moments with an audience.
Rebecka is a London-based Swedish singer, lyricist and composer with a soft spot for the ocean, anecdotes and rusty orange. Her music is a concoction of jazz and folk music traditions, whale song, bird whistles and other strange, beautiful sounds. Rebecka’s debut album, ’Något om en björk’ (2022), is a collection of little stories about the big world and our nature. She has performed at renowned venues around Europe with esteemed musicians such as Rob Luft, Elliot Galvin, Laura Jurd and Corrie Dick. Rebecka finds inspiration in long forest walks and ridiculously cold swims.
Phoebe is a cellist from Lancashire and has grown up playing the folk and traditional music of her home and lots of other beautiful places and countries. She has a deep love for the stories and the people she’s met through music, having also studied and worked across genres including classical, pop and more, weaving the voice of the cello into countless worlds of colour, beauty and fun.
Viola player Cori Smith is a composer and musician from the North of England. Her compositions communicate and connect with audiences, drawing them into a world of entrancing and thought-provoking sounds. Sharing music and stories is a huge part of her life; inspiration comes from many different places, people and plants she meets along the way. From classical to English and Swedish folk music, Cori weaves together her different musical backgrounds, and is perpetually inspired to find and create new colours and worlds with Phoebe and Rebecka.