Josefina Paulson (SE)

A modern musican with tradition, where the keyed fiddle sounds like nyckelharpa and brings an earthy taste into genres other than the traditional music. Josefina embraces the instruments many possibilities, from the roots of the Uppland tradition, to its large crown of new infuences from other cultures. A musican standing grounded in her own tradition, exploring new territory.

In Delsbo 2008, Josefina was awarded the title ”riksspelman” (national folk musican) by the ZornJury with the motivation "for playing the nyckelharpa lively and skillful, in the tradition of Uppland" In Västmanland, 2009 she received the Cultural Award from VLT on the ground "Josefina IS music" 2011 Josefina received the ”Bror Hjorth Scholarship” with the jurys motivation ”technically brilliant, very committed performance on the keyed fiddle with both the preservation of cultural traditions and a gentle personal and creative rejuvenation” Josefina has studied the one year course at Eric Sahlström Institutet and also have a bachelor in music, with the keyedfiddle as main instrument, at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.



Josefina play on a nyckelharpa (1994) and a kontrabasharpa (1998) built by Hans Gille, Österbybruk, Sweden and use a bow made by Jean Claude Condi, Mirecourt, France

 

http://www.josefinapaulson.se

Näsbom Brothers (SE)

Torbjörn and Pär Näsbom

Were born in Uppland, Sweden.

Learning from their father, they both started playing the fiddle at an early age. From the beginning they came in contact with the folk-music legends of the time. Both Torbjörn and Pär tour regularly together all over the world.

Torbjörn is THE autority of nyckelharpa in Sweden with extensive touring and teaching. In summer 2014 he was presented with the Zorn gold-medal, which is the highest honour in swedish folk-music.

 

 http://nasbom.com

KNEP (CH)

Knep is a duo based on scandinavian music and silly hairy stuff.

It's a guitar, an irish flute, a fiddle and a nyckelharpa. It's a debate about octopuses on stage.

It's a solution for how to wear a hat. It's a revolutionary way of surviving in cold conditions.

 

Pascal Rüegger
Guitar, Irish flute

Emilie Waldken
Nyckelharpa, Fiddle

http://knep.weebly.com

ROR Trio (SE, CH, P)

Drei Musiker, einer aus der Schweiz, einer aus Portugal und einer aus Schweden.
Drei musikalische Persönlichkeiten, die zu einer kraftvollen und spannenden musikalischen Sprache zusammenfinden.
Volkstanzmusik aus ihren Heimatländern sowie eigene Kompositionen bilden den Kern des Repertoires. Die Tradition und ihre Formen respektierend, auf kreative und fortspinnende Art, mit wilden Variationen und feurigen Improvisationen.
Echte Musikköche mit einem reichen Menu an geschmackvollen Stücken aus ihrer eigenen Küche....
Bon appétit!

 

Martina Gloor (Flöte), Zé Oliveira (Akkordeon), Tyko Runesson (Gitarre, Mandoline)

 

http://www.rortrio.com

Le Chat qui Danse (CH, IT, P)

Le Chat qui Danse spielt seit 2006 zum Tanz auf: an Hochzeiten, Geburtstage und Feste jeglicher Art, sowie an Bal Folk Anlässe und Workshops in der ganzen Schweiz. Die sechsköpfige und zwölffüssige Truppe weiss mit ihrer sympathisch spontanen Art zu begeistern. BAL FOLK Paar-, Kreis- und Reihentänze werden zu Livemusik getanzt, wenn nötig werden die Schritte gezeigt. Traditionelle Melodien wechseln sich ab mit modernen Eigenkompositionen.

Le Chat qui Danse spielt auf der Bühne, auf der Strasse, Folk zum Träumen, Folk zum Tanzen, wild und frei, nicht nur für, sondern mit dem Publikum!

 

http://www.lechatquidanse.net

Jenny Demaret (FR)

Jenny has been playing the fiddle for few years when she discovers 2007 Swedish music and "nyckelharpa" (key fiddle). She leaves France and goes to live in Sweden in 2008-2009. There she studies folk music on fiddle and keyed fiddle : Birka Folkhögskola and Erik Sahlström Institut.
Back to France after this experience, she shares her passion for the Swedish music with other musicians and she creates several musical projects and bands.
Today, she regularly returns to Sweden to continue to learn and to play with Swedish musicians.
Jenny also plays on folk dances. She plays Celtic, American music, world music in children's gigs.
For few months, she has been playing traditional music from central France (Auvergne, Limousin) on fiddle and medieval music on keyed fiddle.

http://www.jenny-demaret.com/