Fru Skagerrak (Go Danish Folk)
cdRoots Code: go-0216
This trio of women from Denmark, Sweden and Norway call their music 'Scandinavian Raw Folk,' and their repertoire consiste of music and songs chosen among the rich music and song traditions of Scandinavia, as well the members' original compositions. They play fiddles and 5 -stringed fiddle, recorder and vocals.
The name means "Lady Skagerrak" - "Skagerrak" is the sea that connects Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and it has had a great influence on Scandinavia's shared history and culture. The love of the music from around Skagerrak brought these three master musicians together, and they want to express their kinship through their music.
The trio first played together in sessions at the backstage bar at Denmark's biggest folk festival, Tønder Festival, in 2011. After three more Tønder Festivals and numerous sessions, Fru Skagerrak was officially formed in August 2014.
Fru Skagerrak is
~ Anna Lindblad (Sweden): Fiddle and 5 -stringed fiddle (member of LYY (S), The Duhks (CAN))
~ Elise Wessel Hildrum (Norway): Fiddle, recorder and song (member of Gudbrandsdølenes Spelemannslag (NO))
~ Maja Kjær Jacobsen (Denmark): Fiddle and song (member of the Québécois/Danish duo Maja & David).
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