Nordic Fiddlers Bloc head for Lochaber

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Three fiddle players from three very distinctive Nordic fiddle regions make an appearance at the Sunart Centre in Strontian on Saturday November 11.

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc comprise Olav Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland).

Norway, Sweden and Shetland have three of the richest fiddle traditions in the world, with documented historical links going back hundreds of years. ‘Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ seek to bring those historical links and traditions alive and present them in an exciting new fashion, while also remaining faithful to the roots of each tradition.

The trio’s agent said: ‘Individually they are regarded as three of the finest young fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, while collectively they are now finding themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to their unique collaboration, onstage sense of humour and inter-band banter.

‘While blending the individual styles together, they allow each distinctive flavour to unfold into a combined sound that’s unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating.’