Göteborgs Konserthus String passion with The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

A captivating mix of folk music from the Shetland Islands, Norway and Sweden, performed by a passionate trio of fiddlers.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
230-300 SEK Student 115-150 SEK

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a captivating trio of fiddlers from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands. Fiddle, viola, octave fiddle and Hardanger fiddle – with passion this trio plays a mix of folk music from the various countries, which complement each other perfectly.

From the moment that Anders Hall from Sweden, Olav Luksengård Mjelva from Norway and Kevin Henderson from the Shetland Islands played together for the first time in 2009, a special chemistry was created in the sound they produced. Around 700 performances later, with concerts in Scandinavia, Europe and the USA, this trio is still characterised by the same marvellous chemistry and energy.

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’s latest album, Bonfrost, was released in 2020. On tracks like Schottishe Kerlou, En Konstig Fan and Dravbakken, each song retains its clear folk music character but gains new, captivating nuances in the meeting with the other two traditions. Fiddle, viola, octave fiddle and Hardanger fiddle – with passion this trio plays instruments which complement each other perfectly. The mix creates variation in their tone and sound, embellishing the music so that the trio sound more like a quartet.

Get in the mood for the concert

Do not miss DJ Said who warms up the audience before the doors to the magical Stenhammar Hall open!

Listen

Participants

Kevin Henderson violin

Olav Luksengård Mjelva hardangerfela

Anders Hall violin, viola

Questions? Contact the ticket office
Homayoun Shajarian
4 Nov 19.30

The Iranian singing superstar makes a guest appearance in Gothenburg with a wonderful mix of classical Persian and western music on the programme.

Sold out!
Sold out!
Youssou N'Dour
5 Nov 19.30

Winner of the Polar Music Prize and one of Africa’s greatest and most influential musicians. Finally, the Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour is able to visit Gothenburg, fresh on the heels of the release of his latest album Mbalax. Do not miss this opportunity!

Purchase tickets
An Albanian Musical Treasure
24 Feb 19.30

Traditional local folk music from southern Albania about struggling shepherds, heroism, family tragedies and longing – a treasure in the hands of the grandiose ensemble Saz’iso.

Purchase tickets
Folk Music and Blues Guitar
14 Apr 19.30

When LISAS meet Knut Reiersrud, the audience is promised a holistic experience with roots in folk music. Meet violinist Lisa Rydberg, accordionist Lisa Långbacka and guitarist Knut Reiersrud in this unique concert!

Purchase tickets