Wednesday, 30 Oct. 2019 / Event Hall Basel Fair
Seated between seas, defiant in the face of northern storms, open to the world but true to its own culture – the strength and pride of Ireland and Scotland imbue the songs of their musicians. They are a mixture of vigorous anthems that resonate far beyond the horizon and mingle feelings of quiet solitude and respectful humility. The Irish Band Snow Patrol packaged these feelings into songs like «Chasing Cars» and «Run» that became international hits. Scottish Singer-songwriter Tom Walker stems from the same tradition. Although he leans more towards pop, his deep sense of nostalgia is reflected in songs like «Leave A Light On» and «Just You And I».
Zeno van Essel