Jonas Simonson
Mats Edén
Terje Isungset
Groupa - Kind of Folk
Groupa with tree


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  • country:Sweden
  • region:Nordic
  • style(s):Folk, Fusion
  • label:Footprint records
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist submitted by:Groupa - Silent Folk

Line up

  • Jonas Simonson (flutes)
  • Mats Edén (violin, accordion)
  • Terje Isungset  (percussion, mouth harp)


"The way the three musicians interact is a musical alloy in which focus on detail creates magnificence. Frost offers the austerity of a winter landscape, the rippling snowmelt, and a warming fire. Frost is not for background noise, it is music that demands to be experienced in peace and quiet. Listened to with concentration, Mats Eden's brilliant fiddle melodies, Jonas Simonsson's drifting flute music and Terje Isungset's innovative percussion form a sound installation in which one can delightfully lose all sense of space and time." Lovisa Eriksson, Nya Wermlands-Tidningen, on Groupa's 8th CD Frost

GROUPA plays its own brand of Nordic music. Giving the music freer rein and new colours, Groupa excels in the joy of expanding to new musical dimensions. The original band was founded in 1980, and has along with other groups been a vanguard of the progressive folk music scene in Sweden since the 80's. Ever since the start, Groupa has been a very popular live band. They have played at clubs, festivals and concert houses all over the world.

flutes, bass clarinet
- plays like no other flutist, with his own characteristic sting and intensity of sound and rhythm. His musical approach can also be heard in Den&8232;Fule and Crane Dance Trio, and in recordings with the brilliant folk trio Baesk. The border crossing project Songs in Meantone with double bass player Anders Jormin and organist Karin Nelson has attracted much attention. His solo project Crane Dance was released on CD 2007.

drums, percussion, mouth harp
- an uncompromising musician, whose numerous years at work to create a genuine, rhythmic dimension of sound have crafted a distinctly individual musical identity. He has designed,
and built, most of his array of special Percussion. The instruments come from Norwegian nature as well as from Isungset's journeys around the globe. Pioneer in Ice instruments. He has now released his seventh "ice" CD.

fiddle, viola d'amore, diatonic accordion
- his fiddle playing is a hallmark of the band, combining influences from both Vaermland and Norway. He has studied composing at the Norwegian Academy of music in Oslo and writes a great deal of Groupa's music. He has recorded with Ale Moeller and Lena Willemark
in the Nordan Project at ECM records. Shortly after followed his solo album at ECM. Mats is also a member of Royal Swedish academy of Music.