NE3Folk are a band on a mission. Intricate rhythms and dissonance intertwine in subtle and detailed arrangements to sensitively deliver a wide array of traditional and original tunes. Combining Shetland and Scandinavian fiddle with delicate accordion, driving guitar and eclectic influences, they are dragging traditional music kicking, tapping and soaring in to the modern era.
They have undertaken multiple tours of Norway and made a big impression on the festival scene playing at Shepley, Moonbeams, Otley, Middlewich, and many more, all of which immediately booked them for the following year. Returning from their second visit to Shetland’s Fiddle Frenzy, headlining the opening concert to launch our album, they did their first Edinburgh Fringe gig. The album has had airplay from the BBC and local radio and was used in the soundtrack to a film shown at Screenplay and Edinburgh film festivals. We have also performed as part of LAU:LAND in partnership with the Sage Gateshead.
NE3 are at the forefront of a new generation of folk musicians. Technically remarkable and imaginative. NE3Folk are a band to keep an eye on. – LAU
Intelligent music. – Dick Gaughan
NE3Folk is a fantastic trio of young folk musicians who play with vigor and energy. with a background in first class tuition coupled with the fiery music making flare of Shetland and the Highlands. NE3Folk have the finest folk stages at their feet. – Jenna Reid
A thrilling performance from three very talented musicians… Booked in the blink of an eye! – Leila Cooper, Moonbeams
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Also hailing from the Shetland Islands, Victoria Laurenson plays the accordion and has recently graduated from Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional music degree where she studied the accordion under Ian Lowthian, Karen Tweed, Maireared Green and Angus Lyon who all influenced Victoria to play in a variety of styles and to hone her own musical style. Victoria twice won the accordion shield in the Shetland school’s music festival and has also travelled as far as Ghana and Sweden to perform. Victoria also recently recorded and performed with London based cockney klezmer band, Gorgeous George, adding to her scope of experience.