EVENTS AT HELLENS
Doggerland – Where England and Scandinavia Meet
12th July at 19:30 - 22:30
DOGGERLAND – where England and Scandinavia meet
North Sea music
Doggerland is a folk trio based in the border area between Norway and Sweden. Consisting of two Swedes and one Englishman based in Norway, the trio’s focus is the common musical heritage of the North Sea
and the lands around it. Swedish polskas, Norwegian reels (yes, there are such things…), English and Scandinavian sea songs are performed with verve and virtuosity. Richard Burgess’s powerful voice and concertina, Jenny Gustafsson’s charismatic fiddle and Anders Ådin’s rhythmic hurdy-gurdy and delicate guitar accompaniments combine to make a unique and exciting sound.
In 2017 Doggerland released their second album – No Sadness of Farewell – and received rave reviews from the folk music press:
“This work is faultless in its performance and production, a great listen that continues to impress with every time it’s played“. (Living Tradition)
“Burgess’s voice is strong and expressive… When Ådin plays guitar, the angels sing.” (Rootzone, Denmark)
“A real cracker!” (Mike Harding folk show)
Jenny Gustafsson has the Zorn Medal (the highest award for Swedish fiddlers) and is one of the country’s most sought-after fiddle teachers with long experience of holding workshops in Swedish folk
music for players at all levels. Richard Burgess has long experience of workshops in sea songs and will be giving a course in sea songs and shanties (with a European slant) at Halsway Manor in May.
Anders Ådin is a trained music teacher and has held many music workshops in DADGAD guitar, hurdygurdy and ensemble playing.
Find out more about Doggerland on their website: www.doggerland.com
Tickets are £12.50 with students in full-time education FREE. Tickets are available HERE: