Neil and Svend are a storytelling and musical duo based in Central Scotland. They are a collaboration between Scottish musician Neil Sutcliffe and Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh . They met on the Isle of Lismore in 2017, during the Taproots Literary and Music festival. Talking, sharing stories and playing music during the week (as well as the long train journey home) sparked a keen friendship which has grown through their work together.
From a review of Walk the Oars in Edinburgh Guide at the Fringe 2019: “The partnership of these performers and the meeting of two cultures reflects their tales with poetic perfection.The pair are wonderful together and their partnership is skilled, keeping their audience quite safe on this Viking adventure.“