The Prism Coffeehouse is excited to present
International Fiddling Sensations
Friday, April 21 2017 7pm
Tickets: $15 advance/$17 door
at C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville, VA
and sponsored in part by:
Maja Kjær Jacobsen and David Boulanger met through mutual colleagues and friends as early as 2009, but it was not until 2012 that they decided to get together and make music. As soon as they started performing around Denmark and Québec during the summer of 2012, they caught the attention of their audiences. Their new and exciting sound struck something that made them stick out in the crowd. Their debut album ”NORD” was released at Festival Chants de Vielles in Québec in late June 2013. Almost two years later, in May 2015, their second album “CPH-Café-YUL” followed and quickly it has gained the attention from audience as well as critics.
David is a member of Quebecois superstar band La Bottine Souriante and Maja is a member of the critically acclaimed Scandinavian female trio, Fru Skagerrak.
A concert with Maja & David is a powerful performance of pure fearlessness, virtuosity and musical personality. The soundscape moves from only one or two fiddles, to sounding like a whole fiddle quartet with percussion and a lead singer. Maja (who hails from Denmark) & David (from Quebec) are known for their phenomenal contact on stage, and they possess the ability to create an intense atmosphere to surround their music. Their second studio album with the title “CPH-Café-YUL” came out in May 2015, where Maja Kjær Jacobsen’s and David Boulanger’s musical personalities are drawn very close.
“Gorgeous fiddle tone, great harmonies and plenty of good tunes: what more do you want?”
– Alex Monaghan, Folkworld
“Their two traditions blend sweetly and seamlessly on Nord, showing that
springy Scandinavian dances can segue beautifully into raucous Québecois
reels, and that drone-rich Danish airs work beautifully with their
– Stephen D. Winick, The Huffington Post