New folk music woven with stories of unexpected love.

Strange Lovers is a glorious display of intimacy, explosion and beauty in a daring marriage between music and story. A show that explores the body language and voices of the string quartet and the rhythm and dance of the narrator, Strange Lovers stretches the boundaries of normality in the unification of two art forms. New compositions by Methera breathe magic into Mats Rehnman’s collection of love stories with a twist. Themes including timeless relationship dilemmas, gay love, love in life and death and the lure of beings from other worlds give rise to comedy and tragedy, hope and fear, shock and laughter.


"This is superb art, utterly accessible and utterly enchanting."

- The Society for Storytelling







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Tour plan 2018

10 May 2018
Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham, UK

11 May 2018
Gregson Arts Centre, Lancaster, UK

17 June 2018
Sweden premier at Ljungby Storytelling Festival

27 Sep - 4 Oct 2018
Sweden Tour



is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music.


"A marvel of musicality: sublime, beautiful, intense and passionate."
- Karen Tweed



Mats Rehnman

is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, a fond face on the British storytelling scene and a pioneer of the renaissance of the art form in his home country Sweden. He is founder member of Fabula Storytelling Company.


"When Mats tells stories your ears are at the cinema."
- SR, Swedish Radio


Contact: emma@strangelovers.org