Pre-Performance Talk at 6:30
“By reuniting the Shetland fiddle with its neighbours the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc beautifully illustrated the cultural ties between people in the North Atlantic regions while the introduction of modern influences opens up the genre to a much wider audience.” — Euphemia Matheson, www.orkneynewstoday.co.uk
The performance given by NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC was the one that most impressed Lane Series Director Natalie Neuert at the 2013 Celtic Colours Festival on Cape Breton Island. The charming and brilliant fiddlers Kevin Henderson of Fiddlers Bid and Boys of the Lough (Shetland Islands), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Olav Luksengård Mjelv (Norway) are all tremendously respected and active performers who represent the uniquely-linked traditions of their regions. When they play together, the sound is simply magical: a blending of traditions along with the creation of a brand new sound. You can expect the charm and wit of the Teetotallers, plus the magical musical intersection and mesmerizing weaving of Norwegian Hardanger (8 – 9 stringed) and Celtic fiddle music.