Hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia at The Atkinson!

FRIGG, the international fiddle septet is performing in Southport on Wednesday 24 July.

Possibly the most exciting, uplifting, gut-wrenching & hip-twitching band in the Northern Hemisphere, they promise audiences “a hair-raising, voice-losing, heart-burstingly beautiful gig full of traditional Finnish tunes with Norwegian detours”.

Named after the Norse goddess of love and fertility, this freewheeling, feelgood septet have created their own captivating style of music – Nordgrass, fusing Nordic folk and American bluegrass.

Now, with five successful albums, a folk music “Album of the Year” nomination and ‘Top of the World’ features in Songlines magazine, Frigg have firmly established themselves as the leading act on the Nordic scene.

Frigg’s globetrotting has seen them complete six extensive tours of North America, together with tours of Australia, Japan, Germany, Austria, the Benelux countries, appearances in Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, France and several tours of Switzerland.

Fast, furious and fun, the innovative young combo features the virtuosic talents of three members of the famed Jarvela family from the central Finland village of the same name in the municipality of Kaustinen – siblings Alina and Esjo Jarvela and their cousin Antti, the band’s frontman.

The three are from the family’s fourth generation of famous fiddlers though Antii turns his hand to the double bass in this unstoppable, high-energy line-up.

Boasting several multi-instrumentalists, the four front-row fiddles and double bass are complemented by Petri Prauda’s cittern, mandolin, bagpipes and Jew’s harp and Tuomas Logren’s guitar and dobro.

Drawing first and foremost on the folk music heritage of their homeland, their fjord and forest-imbued Nordic tunes are peppered with innovative infusions of world music styles from Celtic to Balkan and Americana, making for a truly distinctive, irrepressible and life-affirming sound.

Don’t miss Finland’s finest fiddlers on this “short order” four-date UK tour!

Tickets are £16 and 14 concessions for this exciting night of hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia are on sale now! For more information or to book, please call The Atkinson box office on 01704 533 333, over the counter or by booking online at .

Please note: A booking fee of £2 is applicable for online and telephone bookings



Posted on 4 July 2013 under General news

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