Support from Paul Kendler and Ailsa Mainwaring
Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Thursday 4th May
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £12, £15 on the door

In the new generation of contemporary folk music, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia’s most influential fiddlers. Lena’s style is unique in combining her deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Her inspired style earned her Swedish Grammy nominations both for her premier album “Places” (2019) and the follow-up ”Stories from the Outside” (2021), and performances for Barack Obama as well as Greta Thunberg. Effortlessly integrating virtousity and rockstar charisma, her music is joyous, sparking life and connection in every performance. Lena Jonsson is an artist you won’t want to miss and can’t forget.

Together with guitarist Erik Ronström and bassist Krydda Sundström they create a virtuosic yet playful trio. Their latest album ”Stories from the Outside” won both a Swedish Grammis and the Manifest prize in 2021 and Album of the year by LIRA Music Magazine

Support from Paul Kendler and Ailsa Mainwaring Paul performs the Yiddish songs of his Eastern European Jewish heritage. Expect lullabies, workers’ anthems, and lots of toe-tapping klezmer melodies. Ailsa’s energetic accompaniment and close harmony singing underscore this rich and varied repertoire.