Author: Juhani Silvola

New Album Announced! has lovely preview of our new album, Widdershins, here. The follow-up to their highly successful debut album, Widdershins sees Norway-based Scottish/Finnish duo Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola further develop their unique sound and telepathic interplay. Scots for ‘anti-clockwise’, or going against the norm (whether it be religious, social or musical), Widdershins perfectly sums up… Read more »

Aftenposten recommends Widdershins!

Really delighted that Aftenposten, one of Norway’s biggest quality newspapers, has recommended our forthcoming album, Widdershins! We are in extremely good company! ‘Widdershins’ is due out on 15th Sep with an album release tour in Norway, Finland and Germany, details of which will be posted very soon. “This Scottish/Finnish folk music duo based in Norway… Read more »

Reviews for Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola – debut album, 2013

1. Songlines This is a contender for one of the most magical CD releases of late. Sarah-Jane Summers is an esteemed student of the fiddle tradition of the Shetland Highlands, long admired for her performances with bands such as Fribo and RANT, for her passion in teaching others, and also for love of the Norwegian… Read more »

Full-page article about us in Byavisa Drammen!

Here’s a lovely full-page article about us in Byavisa Drammen! For those of you who don’t speak Norwegian, it’s speaking about ‘Widdershins’, a recently-released track from our forthcoming album, due out in September. It describes the tune as ‘rocking’ (equally suitable for headbanging as for folk dancing!), that Sarah-Jane uses her fiddle for a fuzz-guitar-esque… Read more »

New track out now!

You can check out a track from our forthcoming album here! This is how the Norwegian papers have described it: “låta fungerer like bra til headbanging som til folkedans” (Byavisa Drammen) (“The tune works equally well for headbanging as for folk dancing.”) It’s available on all streaming bodies (Tidal / Spotify / iTunes etc) and… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! 2015 was quite a year, and looks like 2016 will be equally exciting, if not more so. 2015 saw us playing some amazing festivals, such as Førdefestivalen, Folklandia and Korrö Festival, plus a sold-out headliner gig at Celtic Connections. We also had the privilege to share a bill with the amazing… Read more »