"It doesn’t matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality."
"Sensitive, warm, peaceful and very beautifully played .. balsam for the soul."
- Spelmannen (translated from Swedish)
“A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration.”
- Andrew Cronshaw, fRoots
"Their playing is accomplished and completely absorbing."
"A bold mixture of Swedish and British folk music entirely comfortable with both traditions and each other."
- Bright Young Folk
Storytelling concerts this autumn
Calling all families who long for autumn cosiness with stories and music! In November we are performing our storytelling concert Världen ljuder on two occasions in the Stockholm area (in Swedish). See the calendar for dates/locations. Welcome!
We are so chuffed with the reviews of Life Continuum!
In England we received a review that perfectly describes what we hoped to purvey with Life Continuum. Below a short excerpt, the whole review can be read here.
“Life Continuum is an album of emotional peaks and troughs. It’s music that grabs you Pied Piper like you don’t want it to stop ever. Having heard it you can’t imagine being without it.” – Fatea Magazine Website
In Sweden a track from the album is included on the compilation CD of Lira, the biggest folk & jazz magazine, along with Lira Likes!
AT LAST – summer tour and launch of “Life Continuum”
We have finally moved into our caravan to start our two-month long international album launch tour. 20 odd gigs, in Sweden, England, Scotland and Germany. Follow us on our facebook page to receive tour updates.
Our new album Life Continuum can be purchased from the SHOP page.
Live from Muziekclub ‘t Ey Belgium
You can now buy your pre-release copy of our brand new album “Life Continuum”! Official release date 1 June. Here is a taster from the album, filmed live by Mattias de Smet during our Belgium tour:
New album in the making
We are in the final stages of recoding our third album, Life Continuum.
“This is the first time I’ve cried in my studio!” said Oskar, our recording engineer, when we recorded “Ocean of Blue”. The album will be released at Ransäterstämman at the beginning of June, marking the start of our two month long album launch tour. For the second year running we are embarking on an international caravan tour. This time we will be playing in Sweden, England, Scotland, Wales and Germany, finishing up at Korrö Folkmusikfestival. A summer to look forward to.
Sounds of the World
Below is a teaser from our new family show “Sounds of the World”.
A collaboration with storyteller Mikael Öberg, weaving stories and music from near and far. Here in Swedish, but the show can also be performed in English 🙂
3 months on the road
August 2017 We recently returned home after 3 months on the road, including our 6 week UK crazy caravan tour. Thanks to all who helped us along the way – it was such an enriching trip, both as musicians and as a family. We enjoyed it so much we will be returning in 2018 to coincide with the release of our third album!
Here are some tour photos:
A lovely evening in Lancaster.
The family’s hands at Fire in the Mountain festival.
From a live recording at BBC Radio Bristol.
A page from our analogue gig book which comes to all of our gigs.
Sketch by audience member Christina Dembinska at Fire in the Mountain.
Celebreties far from home
We’re blown away by the experience of playing with a symphony orchestra! Thank you to Suzi Ersahin of the Swedish Institute, the brilliant and openminded conductor Ender Sakpinar, Eskişehir Büyükşehir Belediyesi Senfoni Orkestrası, the town mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen and AccessAbility Exhibition for a fantastic and inspirational collaboration. We were received with such enthusiasm, four encores and a handmade sculpture by the town mayor!
Heading to Turkey to play with symphony orchestra
On 31st March we will be soloists backed by Eskisehir’s Symphony Orchestra! We will be playing excerpts from Kalle Ankarblom’s brilliant piece Symphonic Stomp of Sweden, as well as some duos, to mark the opening of an exhibition produced by the Swedish Institute. We’re very excited!
Live @ Stallet, Stockholm
February 2017 ‘Tango till de tappra’ by Daniel Reid.