Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 22nd June 2018
Islands in the North Atlantic inspire the music of the duo Norðan, Tory Island in the Northwest of Ireland, the Hebridean Island of Staffa, the Shetlands, Lofoten in the East, Iceland in the North and right in the middle: the Faroe Islands.
Originally these 18 islands were settled by Irish monks, then the Vikings took over. Dramatic coastal landscapes with cliffs, many hundreds of meters high, lush valleys, fjords and lakes set the mood on the islands. Light, colours and weather change by the minute on these mountains in the sea habitated by 50 000 people, 80 000 sheep and millions of birds.
Faroese violinist Angelika Nielsen and harpist Thomas Loefke combine in their soundscapes their own compositions with music from the Faroes and Ireland.
The music is accompanied by a slide show with photographs Thomas took during his island travels.
With violin, harp and pictures the two musicians take their audiences on a breathtaking adventurous journey to the North Atlantic.
The Norðan CD is out now on Tutl and Laika records.
Angelika Nielsen is the Faroe Island’s number one traditional fiddle player. She studied music in Reykjavik and Copenhagen.
Thomas Loefke learnt his trade in Dublin from Ireland’s leading harp players,
Promises to be a rich experience.
doors open 7.30 pm concert starts 8pm
Nelson & suburbs
48 Van Diemen Street (Upper Trafalgar Street), Nelson
bar operating eftpos available
Adults $20, Under 18's $10,
Tickets from online reservations and limlted door sales ph. 03 5483640.
Ph. 03 5483640