Doggerland - North Sea folk music

At City Arts


Live at City Arts is delighted to host this rare opportunity to catch a Scandi flavoured folk night of exceptional quality. Doggerland’s focus is on the common musical heritage of the North Sea and the lands around it. Their unusual line-up, their innovative musicality and their infectious enthusiasm result in a unique musical experience ; they call it North Sea music.

Doggerland consists of Norway-based Englishman Richard Burgess and Swede Anders Ådin who started playing together in 2005. It was a meeting between English and Scandinavian folk music, between powerful singing and delicate guitar playing, between concertina and hurdygurdy – and it worked! They have since explored this musical landscape both as a duo and in collaboration with other musicians.

Most recently they have extended their repertoire through a collaboration with Swedish National Folk Musician Jenny Gustafsson and her charismatic fiddle-playing. Jenny is now a regular feature of Doggerland’s live performances and tours.

In 2017 Doggerland released their second album – No Sadness of Farewell – and received rave reviews from the folk music press:

"This work is faultless in its performance and production, a great listen that continues to impress with every time it’s played."
- Living Tradition

"Burgess’s voice is strong and expressive… When Ådin plays guitar, the angels sing."
- Rootzone, Denmark

"A real cracker!"
- Mike Harding folk show

Booking is highly recommended as City Arts is a very intimate venue and we expect to sell out.

Support from Bill Kerry III - Bill is a solo artist performing original material and a few old folk and country diamonds.
Born in a harsh mining town on the Derby/Nottingham border, his songs are inspired by the realities of life and the desperate mining landscape of the Midlands.

Licensed bar. Over 18's only.

City Arts

11-13 Hockley
0115 9505251

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