Nordic Fid­dlers Bloc

The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

Three fid­dle play­ers from three very dis­tinc­tive Nordic fid­dle re­gions make an ap­pear­ance at the Su­nart Cen­tre in Stron­tian on Satur­day Novem­ber 11.

The Nordic Fid­dlers Bloc com­prise Olav Mjelva (Nor­way), An­ders Hall (Swe­den) and Kevin Hen­der­son (Shet­land).

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’ seeks 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.

The trio’s agent 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, on-stage sense of hu­mour and in­ter-band ban­ter.

‘While blend­ing the in­di­vid­ual styles to­gether, they al­low each dis­tinc­tive flavour to un­fold into a com­bined sound that’s unique, mean­ing­ful, in­tense and in­vig­o­rat­ing.’

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