Dreamers’ Circus

Dreamers’ Circus

Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts

Nikolaj Busk, piano Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, fiddle Ale Carr, guitar

Friday, March 3, 2023 |  7:30pm

Herbst TheatreVenue Information


About This Performance

“Two Danes and a Swede walked into a pub…no, not the opening line of a joke; rather, the beginning of a musical collaboration that has produced some of the most exciting new music to emanate from Scandinavia,” asserts Folk Radio. A fresh, driving force in Nordic music, Dreamers’ Circus takes off from deep folk traditions with ancient and modern instruments and gives voice to a newly forged amalgamation of history and sound.

Artist Information

Performer Biography

Over the last several years, Dreamers’ Circus has emerged as a driving force in new Nordic music. Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, they draw inspiration from the deep traditions of folk music in the region and reshape them into something bright, shiny and new.

Dreamers’ Circus are: Nikolaj Busk (DK) on piano and accordion, Ale Carr (SWE) on Nordic cittern and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (DK), who also is a member of the Danish String Quartet, on violin.

Inventiveness and heartfelt music underline their approach to performances and their concerts feature music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands. The ensemble has won numerous prestigious Danish Music Awards and toured throughout Europe and beyond, with performances in Japan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Recent tours in the US have opened ears, eyes, minds, and hearts. The trio collaborates regularly with the Danish String Quartet and the Copenhagen Philharmonic. The band was honored to be recognized in 2021 as a “Special Ensemble” by the Danish Arts Foundation—the first folk and roots musicians to be so designated.

Dreamers’ Circus views their traditional roots as a point of departure and know tradition should never be a straitjacket. This adventurous attitude, coupled with their outstanding musicianship, has brought the band to the forefront of the Nordic folk and world music scene.

Artist Video

Dreamers' Circus performs Ærindetur live from a tiny island in Thy