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Sarah-Jane Summers - fiddle

Juhani Silvola - guitar / piano


Nominated for a Norwegian Grammy 2021 (Spellemannprisen)


"They have created and perfected a musical language all their own... beyond exquisite."

Fiona Talkington, Songlines 5/5


"another terrific album from this prodigious pair of musicians"

Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition


"the emotional stir ... is overwhelming, physical, and profound." 

Liverpool Sound and Vision


"‘Borrowed Days’ - oh my lord! I honestly can’t remember when I was last so taken aback by an instrumental; a five-minute conjuration of storms and supernatural shenanigans, conjured in all its elemental avant-folk-jazz magnificence. ... On just a fiddle and a guitar! This one’s a bit special."



"There is an unquestionable virtuosity here. Both musicians explore the capabilities of their instruments and do the kind of things many others only dream of... This music is bold, brave and gutsy."

Folk London



01 Dàn Fhraoich

02 Number 81

03 Loisg Iad Gual io-uo

04 The Herring Reel

05 Taivaankannen Halki

06 Borrowed Days

07 ’S Cian ’s Gur Fad Tha Mi m’ Thàmh

08 The Smoky Smirr o’ Rain

09 Polskat (Rinda-Nickola)

10 Kummitädin Valssi

11 Tha m’ Aigne fo Ghruaim


Recorded at Ugla Lyd by Morten Qvenild

Mixed by Morten Qvenild & Juhani Silvola

Mastered by Helge Sten


Cover photo © Archie MacFarlane

Design Helen Wyllie


Release date 21/05/21. All pre-orders will be posted out from 2nd April.


*** Please note that, due to environmental concerns, this CD is not shrink-wrapped. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting our small steps towards protecting the environment. ***


The Smoky Smirr o Rain (CD)

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