Heidi Talbot's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles – from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. Heidi's music revels in the comforting and restorative powers of music, never maudlin or overly dark but gently uplifting, cheering and enlightening. Heidi will be performing tonight with her trio which includes her husband John McCusker on violin, cittern and whistles.
All three of Väsen are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. To experience Väsen is to witness ensemble playing at its finest. With origins deeply rooted in the forests and rich earth of the Swedish countryside, theirs is a tradition spiced with consummate playing skills. But this is more than just a traditional sound - there's a playfulness to their music, a joyousness, and a delight in making exciting new arrangements of centuries-old tunes, and new originals inspired by the tradition. Rock, jazz, traditional, and classical influences weave together, making music that's beautiful but never cloying. And an excitement that you’ll never quite know what will happen next!
With Heidi's songs of great beauty and exhilarating musicianship from Väsen, we anticipate yet another breathtaking, not to be missed, unique collaboration in our latest Northern Arc session.
“Exquisite” The Guardian on Heidi Talbot
“Quite simply one of the finest musical ensembles playing today” – Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 on Väsen