Lofoten Cello Duo
Ermita del Loreto
One a Norwegian based in Barcelona, the other a Catalan expatriate in Vienna. These two cellists have been working for almost a decade on the fusion of folk music with Scandinavian and Catalan roots, complex Balkan rhythms and soulful Jewish melodies, as well as throwing in their own compositions in a contemporary folk style. All this makes up an extensive repertoire that sets out to showcase the rich, diverse oral tradition of roots music from everywhere, from time immemorial to the present day through the cello, the voice and the Swedish nyckelharpa.
Their first two albums, Lynx (2016) and Cervus (2018), have already been presented in numerous venues and festivals in Catalonia, Ireland, Portugal, Germany (Bowing the strings 2021, Tübingen), Austria (Glatt & Verkehrt 2018, Krems an der Donau), Norway (Cellolyd and Lofoten 2018, Reine) and Belgium (Fiddlers on the Move 2018, Ghent). This year they will release their third album, Octopoda (2022), the music of which they hope to be able to show off everywhere, including this edition of the Terrer Priorat Festival.
Håvard Enstad, cello and voice
Carles Muñoz, cello, nyckelharpa and voice
Doors open at 6:30pm