Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson are two rising young stars of the Swedish folk scene.
NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED 2018
2015 saw the release of their debut album Mountain Meeting, full to the brim of innovative interpretations of Nordic folk music. They present a selection of their own compositions and traditional material, moving adeptly between atmospheric improvisation, tight melody playing and filmic soundscapes. Meet the violin and the accordion in a way that will surprise even the most dedicated folk music listener.
Selection of reviews for debut album Mountain Meeting (Playing With Music, 2015):
”One of this year’s big albums.”
Patrik Lindgren, editor in chief, Lira Musikmagasin
”A rich, full-bodied and advanced album that will give the focused listener time of real enjoyment”
Lars Lind, Lira Musikmagasin
”An impressive dynamic and almost unbelievably fine ensemble playing.” 4 of 5, Po Tidholm, Dagens Nyheter
"Two responsive and curious musicians who explore nordic folk music, who paint pictures with their instruments, who tell stories through their music."
Peter Ahlbom, Spelmannen
"...a flow of expressive, beautifully integrated and open music, original and from deep tradition, that transcends the proving of skill, speed, authenticity or repertoire." Andrew Cronshaw, fRoots Magazine
"Original compositions like ‘Drinks are on Me’, ’Mountain Meeting’ and ’Istiden (Times of Ice)’ open gates in your mind and take you through to places yet undiscovered." FolkWords
"The set of tunes is a feast for the ears" Fatea Magazine
"Mountain Meeting is an impressive debut, enthralling in its dynamism and balance of intimacy with stark beauty"