SARAH-JANE SUMMERS & JUHANI SILVOLA
"ONE OF THE FINEST FOLK DUOS AROUND" (SONGLINES)
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A critically acclaimed Scottish/Finnish duo blending tradition and experimentation, we have released two hugely successful albums and played many of the biggest festivals and venues in Scandinavia, UK and the rest of Europe (Førdefestivalen, Kaustinen, Korrö, sold-out headliner concerts at Celtic Connections etc).
“one of the finest folk duos around” (Songlines)
Captivating and exhilarating, Summers/Silvola’s fearless and virtuosic performances transcend boundaries and encompass the full range of emotions. This Scottish-Finnish duo creates a unique blend of Scottish and Nordic traditions mixed with experimental and improvised elements. They have won unanimous praise by critics and audiences alike.
“dazzling album” (fRoots - 5/5 - Editor's choice)
Their recently released second album, Widdershins, captures their raw energy perfectly, radiating joy and excitement, despair and melancholy in equal measure. It received fRoots 5/5 Album Choice and Top of the World status from Songlines (for the second time in a row). Widdershins also was chosen as one of the 20 best
albums Songlines reviewed in the first half of 2017.
"magnificent...absolute masters of their instruments" 5/5* (Songlines)
From nocturnal moods to acoustic noise-rock, from pure joy to haunting bleakness, Summers/Silvola invite you on a cinematic journey into strange and wonderful new worlds where the unexpected is to be expected. In concert, they create an immersive experience, enveloping their audience in rich sound larger than one would think possible from just two acoustic instruments.
"virtuoso playing to the end" (Folkworld)
"astounding" (Folk Radio UK)
“Widdershins makes a great case for seeing Summers & Silvola in concert” (Rob Adams, The Herald)