Fionia Stringband

Fionia Stringband delivers rustic and lively Danish folk music including everything from good old polkas, lyrical tunes to heart-warming waltzes. The music is handpicked mainly from the Scandinavian repertoire as well as traditional music from Quebec and Cape Breton. A meeting of two generations of folk musicians, all from the Danish island of Funen, all three musicians share a passion for traditional melodies.

The band consists of two of Denmark's top fiddlers, Michael Graubæk (Danish Traditional Musician of the Year in 2010 and involved in several award winning albums in recent years) and Jes Kroman who made Canadian folk music known all over Scandinavia in the 1980s with the band La Bastringue. No stranger to Shetland, Kroman was also nominated for a Danish music award in 2006 in the categories Folk Artiste of the Year and Debut of the year.

Completing the line-up is Theis Juul Langlands on piano, often regarded as the best player in his country. A teacher at SMKS, Denmark’s only traditional music academy, he plays a variety of musical styles, adding a modern approach to the traditional tunes.

At the Danish Music Awards in 2011, Graubæk & Langlands won Debut of the Year with their duo Rannok as well as picking up nominations for Album of the Year and Composer of the Year. With this particular trio, audiences can expect a toe-tapping performance of Danish fiddles tunes complimented with a great deal of humour and energy.