Skye Consort & Emma Björling
Saturday Grierson Stage – Morning String Song – 10:00 – 11:15
Saturday In The Barn – Sing Out! – 1:30 – 2:45
Saturday Grassy Knoll – Concert – 4:15 – 5:15
Sunday In The Barn – Fiddle Me This (Simon Alexandre) – 3:15 – 4:30
Sunday Grierson Stage – Acoustic Ramblings – 5:00 – 6:15
Emma Bjorling has twice brought her Swedish Acapella group, Kongero, to MusicFest and this time she returns with an exciting new project!
Skye Consort & Emma Björling perform trans-Atlantic arrangements of songs & tunes from Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, England, Québec, Acadia, the USA, as well as original compositions. Each musician brings their own individual interpretation to these traditions to create this extraordinary collaboration, consisting of voices, fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, bouzouki, banjo, and percussion. An assortment of whirling polskas, groovy reels, passionate love songs, breathtaking hymns, and original compositions.
Skye Consort and Emma met during a La Nef project in Montréal in October 2017 and ‘thanks to’ Emma’s cancelled flight and their mutual love for each other’s musicianship they decided to start this band.