The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since their inception in early 2009. The trio is comprised of Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands).
Each is regarded as a leading exponent of their respective traditions and they have found themselves in great demand throughout the world. With a firm focus on the rich traditional fiddle music from where they come, they have developed a sound that has been described as “unique”, “meaningful”, “intense” and “invigorating”. Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs & bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound only comes from three fiddles.
The band will be in the USA from March 28- April 13, coming from several shows in the UK. They have taken their unique music to the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. They have two albums, “The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc” and “Deliverance” which can be purchased on the FB Page. They also have a Fiddle Camp that is in Sweden during the summer.
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Sunday, March 31 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236