HOT FIDDLES FROM COOL SCANDINAVIA
Frigg , a leading act on the Nordic scene since 2000 have dazzled festivals and venues around the world with their blistering Nordgrass, a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass. Energy, fun, humour and interaction are Frigg’s most important virtues on any gig.
In Finland, the fiddling tradition is alive and well in Kaustinen and Järvelä,, a headquarters to many folk musicians during the past centuries and the house of the most renowned fiddling family of the country. Frigg features no less than three Järveläs. They are joined by Tero Hyväluoma and Tommi Asplund on fiddles, and versatile string players Tuomas Logrén and Petri Prauda on guitar, dobro, and mandolin.
All seven musicians have absorbed melodies and rhythms from various music styles such as bluegrass, Celtic, Balkan, and even heavy metal, among others. ”It’s happy music so why not show it”.
Frigg have shared their blizzard of jigs, reels & bluegrass inventions with audiences in North America, Australia, Japan, Europe and the UK, taking part in some major festivals like Celtic Connections, Glatt und Verkehrt, WOMADelaide and Rainforest World Music Festival, to name just a few.
Don't miss this exciting, uplifting, gut-wrenching & hip-twitching band. This is outstanding music making.
Tommi Asplund, fiddle - Tero Hyväluoma, fiddle - Alina järvelä, fiddle - Juho Kivivuori, double-bass - Esko Järvelä, fiddle, viola - Tuomas Logren, guitar - Petri Prauda, cittern, mandolin, bagpipes
“This is Blazing Fiddles on steroids! ” - Jim Byrne, Livingtradition.co.uk
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Eric E. van Monckhoven