Shark & Fox | Emily-Rose Sarkova & Jaron Freeman-Fox (CAN)

Frenetic Bulgarian dances, haunting Appalachian twangs, droning Irish reels, Swedish polskas and songs that speak into existence the ephemeral mysteries of life, all effortlessly yet meticulously woven together by the vast shared history of the fiddle and accordion as musical companions. This irresistible Canadian-Australian collaboration shape-shifts between traditions, occasionally to the point that the instruments themselves transform; a fiddle to viol d’amore or fretless guitar, an accordion to modular synthesiser, all driven by the infectious clatter, thunder and swish of a drum that serves as both a trampoline for the imagination and morse code from the brain to the body.

After first meeting at the infamous Stringmania Camp in 2018, Warbuton Australia, this highly anticipated collaboration has finally come to fruition (after the unavoidable pandemic delay). In August of 2023 Emily-Rose and Jaron spent time in Toronto, recording, composing, performing and scheming. Keep following and for updates and join my mailing list to be the first to know when our March tour is announced. JOIN MAILING LIST

Tickets on sale for March/April Australia tour:

Sneak peek of our track ‘Let Your Loved Ones Know’ below:

A few moments from our gig at The TRANZAC in Toronto, Canada, Aug 4th 2023.

Tunes: From the upside (original), Angeline (Appalachian trad), Krivo horo (Bulgarian trad), Let your loved ones know (original). Special thanks to our guest Toronto based percussionist Spencer Cole.

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More about Jaron

Reared in the mountains of Canada’s northwest, and steeped in study under the great traditional musicians of India, Scandinavia, Siberia, and Bulgaria, Jaron Freeman-Fox forms a new narrative of what the violin is capable of, and compels the listener to take his unique refraction of world music on it’s own terms.

Jaron’s singular style was encouraged from an early age as an apprentice of Canada’s renowned fiddle pioneer, the late Oliver Shroer who’s violin Jaron still plays.

Jaron went on to study Carnatic classical music in South India, hardanger fiddle in Norway, Morin Khuur in Mongolia, and Gadulka in Bulgaria. Synthesizing his myriad influences, Jaron’s own band Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, toured tirelessly from 2011-2017 across North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Australia.

The band’s self-titled album garnered 3 Canadian folk Music Awards, the instrumental category for the Independent Music Awards and the International Songwriting Contest.  Since receiving the the KM Hunter Award for excellence in Music, in 2017, Jaron has been busy producing records for many projects including his own, while developing a new repertoire and electro-acoustic performance environment, based around his customized 12-string viola d’amore and fretless guitar.

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