Daniel & Emma
Beautifully lyrical folk music by Swedish composers
Daniel Reid • soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals
Emma Reid • fiddle, viola, vocals
"It doesn’t matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality."
While everything around us is becoming bigger, wilder and more stressful,
Daniel & Emma make a stand for the small-scale,
intimate and personal.
The duo-couple have a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction making their performances perfect for
informal settings. Their repertoire consists mostly of polskas,
waltzes and ceremonial music from the pens of Swedish composers. They also bring music from Scotland and
France, and compose their own tunes for the duo. Daniel & Emma
released their debut album Innerligheten in 2010 to great acclaim.
Daniel is one of Sweden’s pioneering folk-saxophonists.
He is a versatile musician with a classical background and is equally at home as a
soloist to a string quartet, in a world music band or as musical director for theatres.
Daniel teaches at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and can be heard on stage
with Golbang, FAB and Roger Tallroth Band to name a few.
Emma grew up in the northeast of England and started playing the fiddle
at the age of three with her Swedish mother. She has graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
and Newcastle University. In 2006 Emma became National Fiddler in Sweden, where she is now based. Emma tours,
records and teaches extensively throughout Scandinavia and Britain with amongst others Rob Harbron, Methera,
Ian Carr, John McCusker, Ellika Frisell, Roger Tallroth and Daniel Reid. She often collaborates with
storytellers and dancers, and has worked as theatre musician at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.
"A bold mixture of Swedish and British folk music from two performers entirely
comfortable with both traditions and each other."
- Bright Young Folk
"Their playing is accomplished and completely absorbing,
with Emma's variations in tone and expression bouncing off Daniel's
smooth saxophone notes."
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