"Pan-Scandinavian Raw Folk from Sweden, Denmark and Norway" - The music of Fru Skagerrak takes you on a journey through Scandinavia; from lowlands to mountains, from slow airs to lively polkas, in major and in minor, and everything in between. Fru Skagerrak- ”Lady Skagerrak” - are three master musicians - one from each Scandinavian country: Maja Kjær Jacobsen from Denmark, Elise Wessel Hildrum from Norway and Anna Lindblad from Sweden.
In 2011, these three globetrotting musicians met for the first time at Tønder Festival, Denmark’s biggest Folk Festival, in a roaring session that had engulfed the backstage bar. Through the mayhem of tunes you could feel a certain Scandinavian groove, and in that moment the connection between these three fiddlers was clear. After meeting at Tønder Festival for three consecutive years, Fru Skagerrak finally saw the light of day in August 2014.
The trio brings together the diverse traditions from each of their homelands, which surround the Skagerrak strait. Through a repertoire of traditional tunes, new compositions, and songs in their respective languages, they express their kinship and love of their shared heritage. The result is an explosion of the sounds that exist in Scandinavian music today.
- Second album "Ankerdram" released April 2018
- Nominated for "Composer of the Year 2016" at the Danish Music Awards Folk
- Tours in 1 1 different countries in 2016-2017
- Up-coming tours in Australia, Canada, USA, and Europe in 2018-2019.
"The album brims over with confidence and bravura, and the material and performances to match. There's astonishing power and fire in the unison playing, and even the oddities come out grinning. A definite triumph" - fRoots
"If you manage to sit still while listening to this album, I will be impressed. Instead, you should shake, not only your behind, but all the people you meet on your way while you listen"
"This CD is a pearl, the pieces are linked together skillfully with a mix ofdifferent dance tunes (...) This album plunges us into the heart of the Nordic imagination where we must not be afraid to let ourselves be shipped to"
- 5 Planétes
Anna LINDBLAD Sweden: Fiddle, 5-string fiddle, vocals
Maja KJÆR JACOBSEN Denmark: Fiddle, vocals
Elise HILDRUM Norway: Fiddle, viola, recorder, vocals
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