Himmerland

Sunday 29 October 2017

Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Children go for £1* We want to encourage families to enjoy the live music experience together, so we are now offering tickets to under-17s for just £1 when booked with an adult paying full price (at select gigs).

Fresh from a worldwide (and whirlwind) tour that took in everywhere from Sherland to Chile, New Zealand to Canada, this multi-national, mutli-cultural folk band will be stopping off at FAC on 29 October.

 

Based in Denmark but with a global headspace, Himmerland's tunes range from traditional folk ballads to contemporary reels, taking in widespread influences from across the globe, African rhythms, Scottish fiddle-tunes and Scandanavian heartsongs - the best in folk and roots music!

 

Don't miss them, playing live in our intimate auditorium for one night only!

ESKIL ROMME (Soprano Saxophone) is from Funen, but has lived in Himmerlands in Northern Jutland, most of his life. During the 30 years Eskil has played, he has mixed traditional Danish music with jazz and other related genres. On his many travels in Scandinavia and the UK, he has developed his very own "North Sea blend" of sounds and styles. In 2009 he released the album " Himmerlandsmelodier", which also was the beginning of the band Himmerland. Eskil is the artistic director of the small but well-reputed Halkær Festival, and he is known for its many international tours with bands like "Færd" and "Kryss".

 

DITTE FROMSEIER (violin, vocals) comes from the small Danish island of Bornholm. Ditte is a highly profiled violinist and singer on the Danish folk music scene, she is involved in a variety of bands, and has toured in Denmark and around the world. She is known from Danish TV (Marie Haven), and for her work in bands like "Habbadám", "Fiolministeriet" and the violin and guitar duo "Fromseier/Hockings".

 

SIGURD HOCKINGS (Guitar)
Sigurd is known from bands like Habbadám and Fromseier Hockings. He is one of the most skilful and versatile folk guitarists in Denmark. Inspiration for his very individual and accomplished playing style has come from both Scandinavian and Celtic music traditions. Sigurd developed he’s guitar skills while studying guitar by Chris Newmann during he’s years at The Music Academy in Odense, Denmark ANDRZEJ KREJNIUK (Electric bass guitar, vocals) was born in Poland but has lived in Denmark most of his life. Andrzej is a respected musician and composer, and an excellent soloist on the electric bass guitar. He has extensive experience from the Danish and international jazz and world music scene, and he plays in bands like "Momento", "Sound of Polarity", "Lelo Nika", and of course with his own jazz fusion band, "Abstract Reality".


AYI SOLOMON (percussion, vocals) is from Ghana but has lived in Copenhagen for more than 30 years. Solomon enjoys great respect wherever he has played the last several years, both in Denmark and internationally. He has released two albums in his own name, and he has performed and toured with a wide range of top professional bands and projects in genres like world music, rock, pop and jazz. Among the best known are "Pierre Dørge & The New Jungle Orchestra", "Moussa Diallo Band" and "Palle Mikkelborg".

 

*Under-17 tickets for £1 T&Cs: All under-17s must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of two £1 tickets can be purchased per one full price adult ticket. Proof of age may be required. Not all gigs may be suitable for young children and not all gigs are included in this offer - check individual webpages for details or contact us for advice

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