Folk Supergroup SANS Plan European Tour

International folk music quartet SANS will be on tour this summer. SANS is the four musicians who played on The Unbroken Surface of Snow. That was an Andrew Cronshaw album, but SANS did some shows together at Kaustinen Festival in July 2011 and all four musicians contribute equally.

The group includes Andrew Cronshaw (UK) on zither, marovantele, fujara, ba-wu and other instruments; Sanna Kurki-Suonio (Finland) on vocals; Tigran Aleksanyan (Armenia) on duduk; and Ian Blake (UK/Australia) on bass clarinet, soprano sax. etc. Confirmed shows for 2012, all of them in rather beautiful places, are:

June 23rd

Home Festival
Dartington Hall, nr. Totnes, Devon, UK

July 20th

EthnoAmbient Festival
Solin, nr. Split, Croatia

August 4th

Special ‘secret’ show, Northamptonshire, UK

August 5th

Goldmark Art, Uppingham, Rutland, UK

September 26th

Riksscenen
Oslo, Norway

September 27th

Hellviktangen Kulturhus
Nesodden, Norway

Here’s some video from SANS’s October 2011 London showcase:

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