Quay Arts is set to welcome an award-winning Swedish folk duo at the end of January.

Symbio were named Best New Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016, now their set to grace the Island with their dreamy tones.

Busting out with their strong stage presence and magical combination of hurdy-gurdy crossed with accordion sounds, the duo performs in a way that's sure to take audiences on a moving and dreamy musical journey.

Using a playful, energetic and close interaction, Symbio creates new music with a warm expression. During concerts they perform with both seriousness and joy, telling personal and vivid stories about the music.

Both musicians are graduates of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Symbio began in 2012 and by 2015 the duo received the Scholarship for Ensembles from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

In October 2016 they released their debut album 'Phoresy' on independent record label Gammalthea.

Band member Johannes Geworkian-Hellman said: "Symbio is a project that is very close to our hearts. We are passionate about the music we make together. We hope and believe that our music will touch both organisers and audiences.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm on Saturday (January 26), advance tickets are £12.50 and £14 on the door at the Quay Arts Centre Newport.

For more information or to book please visit quayarts.org or call Box Office on 01983 822490.