Bringing together two true titans of Irish music, this rare duo encounter between fiddler Frankie Gavin and accordionist Máirtín Ò Connor, equally renowned as tradition-bearers and innovators, promises a wealth of pure-drop virtuosity. While Gavin’s name is forever associated with De Dannan, the iconic and groundbreaking group he formed in 1974, his current projects range from the Flanagan Brothers-inspired Roaring 20s Irish Orchestra, to the trio KGB, with Paddy Keenan and Dermot Byrne. O’Connor’s supreme technical mastery and signature joie de vivre have featured both on a string of seminal solo albums and in line-ups including Boys of the Lough, Skylark and the Riverdance Orchestra.
Stundom perform music with a distinctly Nordic edge. Rooted in the burgeoning folk scene of their native Denmark, they draw inspiration from the traditional dance music of their ancestors while embracing an array of classical and modern influences. Violinist Emma Elmøe and cittern-artist Villads Hoffmann originally played together as Elmøe & Hoffmann before teaming up with folk pianist, Julian Svejgaard Jørgensen and adopting the name Stundom in January 2020. Their self-titled EP, released later that year, consists of three tracks – each composed by one of the band members.