Vinterjazz: Danish mini tour with Alasdair Roberts & Völvur (SCO/NO)


In Febuary, one of our all-time favourites, Alasdair Roberts, who played a fantastic solo-show back in 2011 at Fanø Free Folk Festival, will return to Denmark with a mini tour.

This time with a brand new cooperation with a fantastic Norwegian line-up led by Hans Kjorstad. Traditional Scottish ballads and Alasdair Roberts’ own songs will blend with Völvur’s blend of Nordic folk and modern improvisation for two unique nights – one in Copenhagen and one in Sønderho. The two shows are part of Vinterjazz 2019 and a presented in cooperation with Danish venue Alice.

Alasdair Roberts is one of Scotland’s most outstanding folk musicians and has released over ten records in his own name, most of them on the esteemed Chicago-based label Drag City. His last record, entitled «What News» was among other things praised by the legendary English singer Shirley Collins as «album of the decade». Now the Scotsman meet a band of creative performers led by Hans Kjorstad for a concert of Scots ballads, his own songs and perhaps a few cover songs. It will be like two waves of euphony meeting in the middle of the North Sea; the purling tones from this gang will most likely both enthuse and astound you!

This brand new constellation will perform two shows in Denmark at Vinterjazz performing at:

Christianshavns Beboerhus, February 9th

Musikkens Hus, Fanø, February 10th

The Danish mini tour is presented by Alice, Fanø Free Folk Festival and Vinterjazz with support from PULS.