Nordic – Masterful folk music with fresh attitude.
Nordic is one of Sweden’s best and most appreciated folk music bands. With an infectious charm and joy for playing, the band has made a name for themselves both in Sweden and abroad. The successes of recent years have led to several awards and have taken the band to stages in – amongst other places – Italy, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Latvia and Norway.
Experiment to find new expression
With roots in folk music and with deep-seated knowledge the trio experiment freely in a quest for new expression. The result includes film-like compositions filled with soundscapes, rhythms, groove, reggae and improvisation. The unusual setting of cello, nyckelharpa and mandolin gives the group its own unique sound and contributes to Nordic’s experimental expression.
Acclaimed by both press and public
With the arrival of their successful début album “Metropol” in 2008, the trio were described as the new darlings of Swedish folk music. The band’s latest album “Hommage” was released in 2012 and has been acclaimed by both the press and the public. The album was ranked in 4th place when kritiker.se compiled a list of the highest rated albums of 2012. The average rating amongst Sweden’s critics was 4.4 out of a possible 5. Arbetarbladet writes: “The trio’s newly composed contemporary folk music and equilibristic playing is amongst the most vital and intelligent that the genre today has to offer.”
Group of the Year 2011
At the Folk & World Music Gala 2011 the band was awarded “Group of the Year” with the following motivation: “Strings in remarkable harmony paired with a curiosity that does not shy away from the unusual and unexpected. Simultaneously rough and shiny. A group that is seen and heard with an energy and charm that knocks out the majority.”
At the Folk & World Music Gala 2010 Nordic received the prize “Ensemble Playing of the Year”.
- Anders Löfberg – cello
- Erik Rydvall – nyckelharpa
- Magnus Zetterlund – mandolin