One year ago, I was complaining that it was hard to find music here in Stockholm. So now here is some, enjoy! And say hello, if you come by
Andrea Gerak will be backing up BURNS at the release concert of their new album Stockholm Sky.
The Irish musician and songwriter Brian Burns is launching a new album and a music video, Stockholm Sky. In the title song Brian depicts a bittersweet farewell to a dear friend with motifs from the capital of Sweden.
“Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Nature is everywhere and it feels as if I come home. I have grown up with nature up close,” he says.
Brian Burns came to Sweden to Umeå through his work in 2005, after working several years in Germany and France. He had no intention to stay in Sweden for a long time. But the love of Norrland – that inspired the creation of new music – meant that he stayed in the Nordic country. After three years he moved to Stockholm.
The new album Stockholm Sky, which was recorded in New York this year, is in regular record stores and available on Spotify and iTunes from September. At the concert, there will be songs from the last BURNS album Innocence Lost as well.
BURNS and Friends (musicians from Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, Germany and the USA) to perform at Stampen in Stockholm on the 24th of October (see Calendar)
“When it comes to music, Stockholm is international and is absolutely top class. There are many talented musicians, creating a great spirit and acceptance of various forms of music, which is very inspiring,” says Brian.
Andrea Gerak, who back in Hungary used to have a close relationship and performed with the band M.É.Z. that has established Celtic music in the country, and to whom as a Hungarian folk singer, Irish folk songs are very close as well, gladly said yes when she was asked to sing at the launch.
ps: How do I embed a YouTube video here??? I wrote this post in HTML with the correct embed code that works everywhere – what gives?