Crane Dance Trio

Crane Dance Trio
Crane Dance Trio
  • country:Sweden
  • style(s):Scandinavian, Acoustic
  • label:Nordic Tradition
  • type:Band, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist submitted by:Musikcentrum Sweden

Line up

  • Jonas Simonsson (flutes)
  • Mats Edén (fiddle, accordion)
  • Mattias Pérez (12 string guitar)


Mats Eden and Jonas Simonson have been playing together since 1983, when their paths crossed for the first time as members of the ensemble Groupa. Their intricate teamwork has continued to develop over the years. Receptive, creative guitarist Mattias Perez is the perfect complement, making the trio inventive and sensitive. You can hear them live, as both concert and dance musicians Mats with his hypnotic springlekar (Swedish folk dances) and Jonas with his subtle hallingar (Norwegian folk dances) playing folk melodies from the Swedish provinces of Vaermland and Vaestergoetland as well as from Norway.

"As elegant and magical as the mating dance of the cranes the dance of the music enchants the listener. This is true listening pleasure for the discriminatling folk music lover. The ensemble, Jonas and his fellow musicians, Mats Eden, fiddle and Mattias Perez, guitar, have incredibly close interplay and are thoroughly musical."
Alexandra Ullsten, in the magazine Lira reviewing the CD Crane Dance.

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Crane Dance Trio is member of the delegation "NEW SWEDEN" at Womex 2011. Stand E:09,10.