Dreamers’ Circus’ website was created by:
Denise Burt – Elevator and Bugge Lützhøft – Ekranoplan


The following tracks are currently available on our player:

‘City Gardens’ (from album ‘Rooftop Sessions’)
‘Opus 2,5’ (from album ‘Rooftop Sessions’)
‘First Impression’ (from album ‘Second Movement”)
‘Then We Waltzed’ (from album ‘Rooftop Sessions)
‘Folkrotsvalsen’ (from album ‘Second Movement’)
‘Rooftop Session Part II’ (from album ‘Rooftop Sessions’)

'Rooftop Sessions' (CD - 2018)

Label: GO’ Danish Folk & Vertical Records

Dreamers’ Circus:

Ale Carr: cittern, double bass, kokle, violin, bass drum
Nikolaj Busk: accordion, grand piano, harmonium, synthesizers, farfisa organ, spinet, toy piano
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: violin, harmonium, synthesizers, farfisa organ, vibraphone

Recorded at The Village

Engineers: August Wanngren, Thomas Vang
Mixed by: August Wanngren
Mastering: Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering
Art Direction: Denise Burt
Cover photo: Isaac Bowen, ‘1234451640612’ (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Band photos: Caroline Bittencourt

'Second Movement' (CD - 2015)

Label: GO’ Danish Folk

Dreamers’ Circus:

Ale Carr: cittern, clog fiddle, ukulele, acoustic guitar, double bass
Nikolaj Busk: accordion, grand piano, spinet, vibraphone, harmonium, upright piano, synthesizer, moog
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: violin, viola, harmonium, vibraphone, acoustic guitar, bell

Kjartan Arngrim, Rasmus Jusjong, Rasmus Dall: Vocals on Sofastykket

The Danish String Quartet:
Frederik Øland: 1st violin, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: 2nd violin, Asbjørn Nørgaard: viola, Fredrik Sjölin: cello on First Impression and August

Ale composed tracks 1, 8, 10 & 11
Nikolaj composed tracks 3, 5, 7 & 9
Ale, Nikolaj & Rune composed tracks 2 & 4
J. S. Bach composed track 6 (original title: Violin Partita no. 3 – Preludio)
Produced and arranged by Dreamers’ Circus

Recorded at The Village and STC Studio, Copenhagen October 2014 – January 2015
Engineers: Jakob Groth, Thomas Vang, Bjørn Gjessing
Mixed by: Jakob Groth at Medley Studios, Copenhagen
Mastering: Søren Mikkelsen at Medley Studios, Copenhagen
Art Direction: Denise Burt
Translation: Hal Parfitt-Murray

'A Little Symphony' (CD - 2013)

Label: GO’ Danish Folk

Dreamers’ Circus:

Ale Carr: cittern, acoustic guitar, octave cittern, double bass, grand piano
Nikolaj Busk: grand piano, accordion, harmonium, hammer spinet, moog, vibraphone
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: violin, harmonium, grand piano, vibraphone, hammer spinet

The Danish String Quartet:
Frederik Øland: 1st violin on track 2, 12 and 14
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: 2nd violin on track 2 and 14
Asbjørn Nørgaard: viola on track 2, 12 and 14
Fredrik Sjölin: cello on track 2, 10, 12 and 14
Featuring Olle Davidsson: double bass on track 2 and 14

The European Traveling Brass Carnival:
Kasper Tranberg: trumpet & cornet, Ketil Duckert: trumpet, Johan Åhnberg: horn, Jakob Keiding: horn, Páll Sólstein: horn, Johannes Undisz: horn, Gustav Rasmussen: trombone, Jakob Johansen: trombone, David Clemmensen: bass trombone, Arvid Lorimer Olsson: tuba.
Featuring: Benjamin Fox: timpanis on “Prelude”, Marta Zych: gong on “Julpolskan”
– Very special guest on “Julpolskan”, Rishab Prasanna, playing the heavenly bansuri

Produced and arranged by Dreamers’ Circus. Recorded at “The Village“, Copenhagen in February 2013. Engineered by August Wanngren. Mix: August Wanngren & Dreamers’ Circus.
Mastering: Stockholm Mastering.
Cover illustration & design: Gustav Pontoppidan.
Cover notes: Kristian Leth.

String arrangements: “Snabbsen” by Hans Ek & Nikolaj Busk, “Nikolajs Første Styk'” by Hans Ek & Nikolaj Busk, “Night Spectacular” by Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen. Horn arrangements: “Prelude” by Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen.”A Little Symphony” by Nikolaj Busk

'Dreamers Circus' (EP - 2010)

Label: GO’ Danish Folk

Dreamers’ Circus:
Ale Carr:
cittern and violin
Nikolaj Busk: grand piano, accordion
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: violin and harmonium

Roger Tallroth: guitar
Sofia Karlsson: vocal and flute.

With special thanks to:







The background images on this website are photos by Caroline Bittencourt as well as a couple of older photos, kindly provided by the following institutions:

National Library of Norway, National Archives of Norway and The Library of Congress.

Portrait of Erik Werenskiold (1930)
Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway

Nedre Slottsgate in Oslo (1882)
Riksarkivet / National Archives of Norway

Cloud negative, Matson Photo Service (between 1940 and 1946)
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Mesnavand. Tør Granbusk I, Robert Collet (1880-1913)
Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway