Festival return for Swedish duo

PROFESSIONAL Swedish musical duo Rita Saxmark and Sabina Agnas are making a welcome return to the New Mills Festival.

The pair have played the United Reformed Church, on Mellor Road, every year since 2009, and are appearing again on Thursday September 27, at 7.30pm.

Saxmark and Agnas will perform a varied programme, from Swedish classical music and poetry to songs, ballads and film melodies.

Each year they build an immediate rapport with their audience, enchanting them with their musical talents.

A member of the Stockholm New Operetta Ensemble, Saxmark has sung major roles in many operas in Sweden and throughout Europe.

Agnas, a classically-trained guitarist, studied in London under John Mills and was nominated for a Grammy Award in Sweden in 1999.

Tickets for the performance, priced £9, are available from Barton’s Hardware, New Mills, or by telephoning 01663 747599. Some tickets will also be available on the door. Licensed bar.