Review

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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Celtic Connections, 2014

Kate Molleson · The Herald · 24 January, 2014 After 25 years in the business the Swedish string trio Väsen are sounding better than ever. They write gorgeous tunes and deliver them with a spry step, airtight ensemble and bittersweet lyricism that gets deep under your skin. They’ve lost none of their daft banter, none…

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Celtic Colours, 2013

Celtic Colours Wrap-Up: October 18-19, 2013 By Gary Whitehouse, on October 20th, 2013 The final two days of the 2013 Celtic Colours International Festival were a whirlwind of activity – for us, anyway. On Friday we took a short trip along part of the Cabot Trail and a tiny section of the Cape Breton Highlands…

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Cape Breton Post

Mix of new and familiar sounds fills church in Ingonish The Cape Breton Post · Published on October 17, 2013 INGONISH — In the cozy confines of St. Peter’s Church, Swedish group Väsen continued their debut tour of the Celtic Colours International Festival, Thursday night. The folk trio, featuring Mikael Marin, Roger Tallroth, and Olov…

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Masters of Tradition

Bantry House, Co Cork · By Nicki ffrench Davis · Irish Examiner · Thursday, August 23, 2012 The morning coffee concert at Masters of Tradition was relaxed and intimate. Programmed as a solo concert, it featured flute player Kevin Crawford, a founding member of Lunasa. Crawford’s humour and stories introduced artfully combined sets of new…

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