We are delighted to be hosting the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc at Hollingwood Hub on 7th March.
Concert starts at 7.30 p.m.
Katey’s Coffee Shop open from 6.30 p.m.
Click here to buy tickets, which are £10.
Three brilliant fiddle players bring the rich and distinctive folk traditions of their native Norway, Sweden and Shetland alive in a unique and invigorating collaboration.
Interspersing outstanding musicianship with some first class craic, this is a shimmering display of endlessly varied, powerful and beautiful music. Pure fiddle doesn’t get much better than this.
Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway): Hardanger fiddle
Anders Hall (Sweden): fiddle, viola, Hardanger fiddle
Kevin Henderson (Shetland): fiddle
Individually regarded as three of the finest fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, collectively they attract huge critical acclaim and find themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to this unique collaboration.
Norway, Sweden and Shetland have three of the richest fiddle traditions in the world, with documented historical links going back hundreds of years. By combining the three distinctive fiddles styles of their respective countries – and their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs and bass lines – the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc create a special musical sound that’s unique, intense and invigorating, and that leaves the listener enthralled.
While remaining faithful to the roots of each tradition, the central experience is of happy, vibrant music-making – some of the tunes are plain, flat-out fun, some are just so gorgeous that you wish they wouldn’t end – while their live show is peppered through with significant amounts of onstage good humour and banter.
‘Master musicians delivering a Nordic musical blend of quite simply the highest quality.’ The Herald
‘Sublime quiet moments build to an emotive high again and again, winding harmonies through the melody in an almost classical style.’ Shetland Times
‘Fiddle aficionados are thoroughly spoilt, what with the gorgeously multilayered tones and textures of Nordic Fiddlers Bloc.’ The Scotsman
‘Gorgeous.’ The Scotsman
‘Haunting… brilliant… mesmerising … high class all the way.’ The Herald
‘Beautifully played melodies and a sense of tradition and fun.’ Songlines Magazine