September 6, 2022
Dreamers' Circus on Tour in US, Sept 27-Oct 5

September 27 – October 5, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm | Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University / Info & Tix

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pm | Richmond, VA
Modlin Center, U of Richmond / Info & Tix

Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm | Burlington, VT
University of VT Lane Series / Info & Tix

Saturday, October 1, 7:00 pm | Saratoga, NY
Caffe Lena @ SPAC / FREE

Sunday & Monday, October 2 & 3, 7:00 pm | Washington, DC
Dumbarton Oaks / Info & Tix

Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 pm | Provo, UT
Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young U. / Info & Tix

“They’re world class. Now the world needs to hear them.”

“Dreamers’ Circus does for Nordic folk music, what Astor Piazolla and the tango nuevo did for Argentinian folk music.”
Politiken (Denmark)

New York, NY: September 6, 2022 -- Dreamers' Circus, an ambitiously inventive Scandinavian trio taking the new-Nordic music scene by storm, comes to the U.S. for the first of two tours this season, September 27 to October 5. Winners of five Danish Music Awards, the trio’s sound is based on virtuosic and incendiary musical ability across a range of instruments that includes violin, accordion, piano and cittern. Endlessly exploring new challenges for themselves and for audiences, Dreamers’ Circus mine their backgrounds in traditional and roots music to present a genre-bending amalgam of folk sensibility, jazz improvisation and classical complexity distilled through an openness to popular music influences. The result is music that is resolutely contemporary and rhythmically and melodically engrossing.

The trio's members are Danish violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (who is also a member of the renowned Danish String Quartet), Danish pianist and accordionist Nikolaj Busk and Nordic-cittern player Ale Carr (from Sweden).

On September 10, Dreamers’ Circus releases Handed Ona published book of 58 pieces of their own new-Nordic music, arranged for varying degrees of difficulty, along with videos to accompany each tune.

All of us share a deep love and respect for the traditional music that we grew up with in Denmark and Sweden. For folk music to survive, interaction and transmission are essential, but at the same time, there also needs to be flexibility and innovation for the music to stay relevant. Our dream is that these tunes can open doors to this style of music for people all around the world. Because ultimately it is the musicians, singers and dancers like yourselves who determine what becomes part of the tradition and what, in turn, will be handed on. – Dreamers’ Circus

Their most recent recordings of original tunes, Blue White Gold (for which the Trio was awarded the prestigious Carl Prize for Composer of the Year in 2021) and Lost Swans (2022), are set to be released on a double vinyl record reissue this fall. [Video: Blue White Gold album teaser]

Dreamers’ Circus returns to the U.S. in February and March 2023

Feb 24, 2023 / Boston, MA / Celebrity Series of Boston (Debut)
Feb 26, 2023 / Orono, ME / The Collins Center for the Arts
Feb 27, 2023 / New York, NY  - JUST ADDED! / Music Mondays
Mar 1 & 2, 2023 / Detroit, MI / Detroit Chamber Music Society
Mar 3, 2023 / San Francisco, CA / San Francisco Performances
Mar 5, 2023 / Portland, OR / Portland Friends of Chamber Music 

In addition to writing and performing their own music, Dreamers’ Circus is a frequent collaborator with other musicians. Recent projects include:

  • Playing the music for the video game Chrono Cross, including: Sailing and Termina, a collaboration with Japanese composer Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Performing and arranging music for a collaboration with the DR Børnekoret (Danish Radio’s Children's Choir) on an album of Danish children’s folk songs (June 2022). Watch here 
  • Collaborating with renowned Danish fiddler Poul Bjerager Christiansen on an initiative to bring traditional folk music to life from centuries-old handwritten scores. Walz and Gammel Reel

About Dreamers’ Circus

Late one night in 2009 Nikolaj Busk pushed open the door of a bar in Copenhagen and chanced upon fiddle player Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and cittern player, Ale Carr, playing some traditional Nordic tunes. Spotting a piano in the corner of the room Nikolaj joined the pair. Within minutes it became clear that there was an instant musical chemistry happening. Read the rest of the story here.
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