DREAMERS' CIRCUS EMBARKS ON U.S. TOUR
Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm | Lewisburg, PA
Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pm | Richmond, VA
Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm | Burlington, VT
Saturday, October 1, 7:00 pm | Saratoga, NY
Sunday & Monday, October 2 & 3, 7:00 pm | Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 pm | Provo, UT
“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.”
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 On, a 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)
In addition to writing and performing their own music, Dreamers’ Circus is a frequent collaborator with other musicians. Recent projects include:
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.