Archive for May 2015

Edinburgh Tradfest, 2015

Jim Gilchrist · 8 May, 2015 · The Scotsman It was Olov Johansson, nyckelharpa player with the superbly accomplished Swedish trio Väsen, who suggested that by the end of the evening we’d be “thoroughly polskanised”, referring to the distinctive polska tunes which form the bedrock of their repertoire. He needn’t have worried, as he, viola…

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Edinburgh Folk Club, 2015

Tradfest Review · Rob Adams · The Herald · Folk & Jazz critic · 5 May, 2015 Väsen at Edinburgh Folk Club · 5 Stars We may never know what happened between Väsen and the booking agent who inspired Kapten Kapsyl. It seems safe to venture that the Swedish trio’s relationship with the man they…

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