Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (Norway / Sweden / Shetland 2011) @320



The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc comprise Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland).
Olav is an award winning musician who is also a member of the acclaimed band SVER and widely recognised as one of Norway’s finest fiddle players; Anders, also a member of SVER is continually cited as one of Sweden’s leading fiddle players across a broad range of styles, while Kevin, one of Shetlands finest fiddle players, is a member of such bands as Boys of the Lough, Fiddlers’ Bid and Session A9. What more need be said!  
Individually they are regarded as three of the finest young fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, while collectively they are now finding themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to their unique collaboration, onstage sense of humour and inter-band ‘banter’.
Norway, Sweden and Shetland have three of the richest fiddle traditions in the world, with documented historical links going back hundreds of years. ‘Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ seek to bring those historical links and traditions alive and present them in an exciting new fashion, while also remaining faithful to the roots of each tradition.
While blending the individual styles together, they never-the-less allow each distinctive flavour to unfold into a combined sound that’s unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating.

Tracklist:
1. Sangenuten
2. Un-named Shetland Reel
3. Polska From Delsbo
4. Da Greenland Mans Tune
5. Jenna Reid Of Quarff
6. Marias 27th Birthday Plattgympa
7. Midnight On The Water / Bonapartes Retreat
8. Halling From Trondheim
9. Fjellvåk
10. Paella Grande
11. The Full Rigged Ship / The New Rigged



2 comments:

Yojik said...

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
pass: folkyourself.blogspot.com

Skylamb said...

Thank you, Sir Yojik !

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