16 Feb 24 — 16 Feb 24
Venue: The Old Library, 116-118 New Cross Rd, London SE14 5BA, UK
Once A Fig takes the listener with them on a musical journey as they intertwine Swedish and English folk traditions with original music and improvisation. Spinning, trance-like melodies morph into electrifying groove-based tunes as tales from the forest meet daydreams in the big city. The trio has opened up a new world with their unique sound and strong chemistry, passing on something truly special to their audience.

Rebecka Edlund is a London-based Swedish singer, lyricist and composer with a soft spot for the ocean, anecdotes and rusty orange. Her music is a concoction of jazz and folk music traditions, whale song, bird whistles and other strange, beautiful sounds. Rebecka’s debut album, ’Något om en björk’ (’Something about a birch tree’), was nominated by Lira Music Magazine as one of the best folk jazz albums of the year (2022). She has performed at renowned venues around Europe, including Ronnie Scott’s, King’s Place and Green Note, with esteemed musicians such as Rob Luft, Elliot Galvin, Laura Jurd and Corrie Dick.

Phoebe Harty is a cellist from Lancashire and has grown up playing the folk and traditional music of her home and lots of other beautiful places and countries. She has a deep love for the stories and the people she's met through music, having also studied and worked across genres including classical, pop and more, weaving the voice of the cello into countless worlds of colour, beauty and fun.

Cori Smith is a viola player and composer from the North of England. Her compositions communicate and connect with audiences, drawing them into a world of entrancing and thought-provoking sounds. Sharing music and stories is a huge part of her life; inspiration comes from many different places, people and plants she meets along the way. From classical to English and Swedish folk music, Cori weaves together her different musical backgrounds, and is perpetually inspired to find and create new colours and worlds with Phoebe and Rebecka.