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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (Etnisk Musikklubb)

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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc brings together three of the finest fiddler players on the current folk scene, each from a different part of the world and each with his own distinct style of playing. Norway's Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Sweden's Anders Hall and Shetland Islander Kevin Henderson share and blend their styles to produce a dozen pieces of music either self-penned, borrowed from other writers or based upon traditional Shetland, Swedish or Norwegian tunes. With each of the instruments used on this album featured clock-like on the actual cd disc, three fiddles, an octave fiddle and a viola, the gatefold sleeve comes complete with informative notes, explaining each of the selections. As far as dragging the horse's hair over the cat's gut, these three musicians do it with a great deal of dexterity, virtuosity and musical flair. 

Allan Wilkinson
Northern Sky