Hardanger fiddler Nils Økland and pianist and accordionist Mike Adcock come together in a programme of traditional tunes, original pieces and spacious and understated improvisation
Nils Økland is one of Norway's leading Hardanger fiddle-players. Having gained an international reputation over the last few years, he comes to England in February for an appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra, followed by three other concerts with Mike Adcock in a less formal programme of music.
For pianist/accordion player Mike Adcock this is the latest of a number of collaborations with Norwegian musicians,here joining Nils Økland in a programme of traditional tunes, original pieces and an approach to improvisation marked by understatement and spaciousness.
"If this is holy music, it is for a space church, at once ethereal and heartily substantial." (The Wire on Nils Økland)
Nils Økland & Mike Adcock UK mini-tour (18 - 20 February)
Nils Økland Hardanger fiddle
Mike Adcock Piano, accordion, harmonium
The Spitz Music Venue, Gallery, Bar & Bistro, 109 Commercial Street, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6BG.
8.30pm Admission £10 / £8 concessions
Box office: 020 7392 9032
Nils Økland & Mike Adcock
Clive Bell & Sylvia Hallett
Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
Bookings: 0870 013 1812
Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings, St Albans
8.00pm Admission £10 / £6 Bookings: 01727 844222
Plus Fiddle workshop led by Nils Økland - 3.30 - 5.00pm Friends Meeting House, Lattimore Road, St Albans. For more information ring 01727 835989 or 852111