Björnsdotter • Reid
Twin fiddling from Sweden and the British Isles.

Björnsdotter • Reid
Alicia Björnsdotter Abrams • fiddle, viola and vocals
Emma Reid • fiddle and vocals

Björnsdotter • Reid present traditional and contemporary fiddle music from Sweden and the British Isles. Elegant polskas are flavoured with blue notes and raw counter-melodies, and the arrangements for two fiddles give a Swedish touch to compositions by Chris Wood and Robert Harbron.
Alicia Björnsdotter and Emma Reid both have a performance degree in traditional Swedish music from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Emma has also completed a Master in Music at Newcastle University. Alongside Swedish music, the vibrant fiddle tradition of the Shetland Isles and the traditional music of Emma’s native England have a special place in their duo repertoire.

Since their debut US tour in 2004 Björnsdotter • Reid have been performing and teaching regularly on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether performing to a sitting audience, playing for dancing, or teaching, they always take inspiration from the intimate and dynamic relationship between dancers and musicians. Björnsdotter • Reid form half of the Swedish quartet Ditt Ditt Darium, together with singers Ebba Jacobsson and Johanna Bölja Hertzberg.

"The music produced by these two artists leaves absolutely nothing to be desired of an evening's entertainment. The spirit of their performance is captivating and uplifting. One can not accurately appraise their work without risk of being accused of exaggerating."
- Peg Eves, Director West Street Arts

"It's beautiful the way you guys play together - like one instrument."
- Rob Weisberg, Radio Broadcaster WFMU

MP3 tasters
From the album Rough and Shiny, 2006:
Så de' så, polska after Herman Strömberg
Waltz after Salomon W. Zeidlitz, Jämtland

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