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Formed for an expedition to uncharted bluegrass territory of Iceland, Jæja are a phenomenal contemporary quartet comprised of four inquisitive young musicians from the UK, mixing influences of jazz, metal and Icelandic folk. They’ll bring their experiments on the road with a show at The Globe, Newcastle on Friday 9th December. With several releases available online, the new quartet have wasted no time creating lilting and engaging pieces that capture the sounds of the mountains, the snow and the waters of Iceland. 

Despite the chilly inspiration of their melodic sounds, their music manages to be both warm and wholesome, as the collective fly through a myriad of instrumental compositions. Armed with guitar, bass, mandolin and fiddle, the energy, virtuosic talent and passion the four musicians bring is a beautiful testament to bluegrass and Iceland itself.

Thoughtful, original, inventive and dazzling, this project is an undeniable celebration of music and one that any fan of the genre will enjoy. Jæja’s night of world-building is a masterful endeavour full of personality, charm and melody.

play The Globe, Newcastle on Friday 9th December.


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