Midwinter Ballads

Rocking it all Folk-style

Courtesy of the artist
Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee

Presenting traditional music-making to modern audiences has long been a tactic used to bring audiences to spaces where they might explore what came before, growing from the magic of the past. Before there was jazz, before there was rocanrol, there was folk music—the tunes and dances of traveling troubadours, farmers and other working people. Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee have spent their lives exploring, researching, adapting and arranging the sounds of the people of Scandinavia and Ireland. In 2001, they moved to New Mexico to find wider audiences for their melodious work. Scott plays a multitude of string instruments and is a composer; Johanna is an expert in many woodwind instruments and also sings alto. Together they make ancient ways come alive. The duo is Midwinter Ballads, songs of light and dark, at Outpost Performance Space on Saturday, Dec. 16. Concert-goers can expect to be transfixed and transformed by the duo; their concerts, recordings and commitment to the arts come clear every time they engage their craft. General admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Saturday Dec 16, 2017

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 268-0044
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Cost:

$15-$20

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

AMP Concerts
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Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee present an all new program of ballads and stories of winter, light and darkness.

​AMP Concerts Present: Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee http://www.hongelldarsee.com   MIDWINTER BALLADS Saturday, December 16, 7.30 PM Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 Tickets at: http://www.ampconcerts.org  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.  Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee (www.hongelldarsee.com) will present an all new program of ballads and stories of winter, light and darkness. Hear of the Gap-toothed Hag of The North stealing the sun, of an Irish hero sailing to Trollebotten, of complaining gnomes and of ghostly medieval choirs... With Special Guest: Fiddlinist Christopher A. Carlson on violin Scott's and Johanna's wanderings have led them from Finland and Iowa respectively - through Europe, Scandinavia, India, and the U.S. On the way they have picked up tales and songs that they perform, together with the stories behind them, in particular exploring the links between Scandinavian, Celtic, North American and other story singing traditions. Their performances have been described as magical, inspiring, haunting, mesmerizing ... "... the Hongell-Darsees summon ancient characters from the depths of our collective unconscious and bid you take leave of the modern world and join your ancestors, huddled together in a hut around a fire as the storyteller makes the hair on your arms stand straight up." (Mel Minter, Musically Speaking, Albuquerque, NM) Their CDs have been nominated for 2 New Mexico Music Awards and their songs can also be found on numerous traditional music compilations.Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee

http://www.hongelldarsee.com

 

 

MIDWINTER BALLADS

 

Saturday, December 16, 7.30 PM

Presented by AMP Concerts

 

Outpost Performance Space

 

210 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

 

Tickets at: http://www.ampconcerts.org

 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.

 

 

Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee (www.hongelldarsee.com) will present an all new program of ballads and stories of winter, light and darkness. Hear of the Gap-toothed Hag of The North stealing the sun, of an Irish hero sailing to Trollebotten, of complaining gnomes and of ghostly medieval choirs...

With Special Guest: Fiddlinist Christopher A. Carlson on violin

 

Scott's and Johanna's wanderings have led them from Finland and Iowa respectively - through Europe, Scandinavia, India, and the U.S. On the way they have picked up tales and songs that they perform, together with the stories behind them, in particular exploring the links between Scandinavian, Celtic, North American and other story singing traditions.

 

Their performances have been described as magical, inspiring, haunting, mesmerizing ...

 

"... the Hongell-Darsees summon ancient characters from the depths of our collective unconscious and bid you take leave of the modern world and join your ancestors, huddled together in a hut around a fire as the storyteller makes the hair on your arms stand straight up." (Mel Minter, Musically Speaking, Albuquerque, NM)

 

Their CDs have been nominated for 2 New Mexico Music Awards and their songs can also be found on numerous traditional music compilations.