Väsen have deep roots in the traditions of Swedish music, but their sheer brilliance and inventiveness has taken it in new directions.
The trio of Mikael Marin (5-string viola), Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa), and Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar) are all exceptional players in their own right. Put them together and they have a musical affinity that makes them about the tightest, most exciting band in the acoustic music world.
They’ve built an international reputation over twenty-five years of playing and touring – but not enough of it in the UK. They made it to Ropetackle in 2014 for a sold-out show and left the audience astounded, and we’re lucky enough to have them pay a return visit during this year’s brief tour.
If you’ve heard them, you’ll know this is going to be a rare and special evening. If not, get ready to be surprised and delighted by the amazing sounds of Sweden’s finest folk trio. Simply unmissable.
Folk, World Music
Monday 9th November 2015 -