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."
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.
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