Nether Edge Festival 2020 in association with Studio 3 at The Laundry Rooms bring another Festival first – a live streamed gig!
Emily (fiddle) and Simon (accordion), two-thirds of Anglo-Belgian balfolk trio Emily & The Simons perform a live set for dancing and listening. Expect jigs, bourrées, scottishes, possibly a Gavotte de l’Aven and, of course, a hanterdro and plenty of mazurkas. This concert will feature recent compositions and tracks from Emily & The Simons’ debut album, “Firelight”.
Emily & The Simons met in England’s Peak District, at the folk festival “Skint”. Soon after, they began to perform together professionally, regularly touring in the UK and Europe. Their music is centred around Emily’s compositions, drawing inspiration from life’s encounters and the energy of the dance-floor. Highly expressive and with an improvisatory style, theirs is a performance full of passion, tenderness and playfulness. Drawing on a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, the music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit.
Emily and Simon won’t receive any fee for this performance so organisers hope that viewers will consider making a donation online.