Elina Duni is a Swiss-Albanian singer. Having been signed to ECM Records since 2012, her hallmark combination of traditional Albanian folk songs and jazz has lead to worldwide critical acclaim. For this project, she is joined by guitarist Rob Luft, acclaimed as one of the rising stars of London’s flourishing contemporary jazz scene. Luft’s playing incorporates echoes of West African high-life, English folk and indie rock, and his joyously original sound finds an ideal counterpart in Elina Duni’s vocals. Together, they steer us on a journey through timeless folk songs which still resonate so truly today. The duo will be joined on this occasion by multi-instrumentalist and composer Fred Thomas on piano, drums, percussion and tenor banjo. Fred studied at the Royal Academy of Music and now performs regularly across London with a wide variety of creative projects.