Åkervinda

8pm to 11pm @ The Old Queens Head, N1 8LN

£8 online or £10 on the door

Old Queen's Head

The Old Queens Head | January 25th 2017

A monthly evening of the finest folk music live at the Old Queens Head in Islington

Åkervinda

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.

Åkervinda is: Iris Bergcrantz, Agnes Åhlund, Linda Bergström & Lise Kroner

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What to expect...

Åkervinda

Venue Info:
The Old Queens Head, N1 8LN

The Old Queens Head,
44 Essex Rd,
Islington,
London,
N1 8LN

Website:
http://theoldqueenshead.com/

Entry Requirements:
16+

Venue Notes:
Food/drink available, cash bar, bring warm clothes/waterproofs.


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