Led by fiddler, accordionist, composer and teacher, Mats Eden, Groupa has played an integral role in the progressive folk music scene in Sweden since 1980. Eden is one of the most important figures in the folk revival of the last three decades with an impressive CV of solo and collaborative projects.
His colleagues in the current line-up are no less prolific:
Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset is a sound inventor who builds his own instruments and is also known as a pioneer of making music out of instruments made of ice;
flautist Jonas Simonson converted to folk music from a classical background and has brought his unique style to folk-rockers Den Fule and the trio Baesk.
Together they continue Groupa's aim of drawing new musical dimensions with instruments such as viola d'amore, overtone flute, stones, bells and squeezebox.