John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of acclaimed group Solas, who has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and recently produced albums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Kris Drever.
With their vast repertoire, this will be an evening to remember. Masters of fiddle, song and guitar they have worked with the biggest and brightest and bring you a night of beautifully crafted music. Having shared stages and recording studios with everyone from Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler to Paul Weller, Joan Baez and Linda Thompson, John & John are a rare musical treat you’ll savour for a very long time.
The music of Stundom is Nordic in its essence: Inspired by the traditional dance music from their ancestors, mixed with classical chamber music tradition and several modern symphonic elements, the trio invites you into their wondrous musical world. With a blend of the cittern, the violin and the piano Emma Elmøe, Villads Hoffmann and Julian Svejgaard share a unique musical chemistry and ability to create capturing melodies.
Today Stundom is one of the most acclaimed groups of New Nordic Folk Music in Denmark with Emma being the youngest ever nominee for the “artist of the year” prize at Danish Music Awards Roots.
This event is delivered in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, as part of their Diamond Jubilee programme. Celebrating the University’s unique contribution to the world since the granting of a Royal Charter in 1964, the Jubilee explores Strathclyde’s innovative approach to education and research and the institution’s impact on society over more than 225 years since its foundation in 1796, as well as looking to the future and the next chapter of the Strathclyde story.