Olov Johansson and Mikael Marin started playing together as teenagers around 1980. They met and jammed on nyckelharpa and guitar with Roger Tallroth at a festival in 1989. While Olov and Mikael were playing fairly straightforward folkmusic duets, Roger’s chordings and rhythms provided a different twist on Swedish traditional music. They recorded an album and the band’s popularity gradually grew, along with their international reputation. In 2013, Väsen played in Cape Breton, at Celtic Colours, for the first time and audience reaction demanded that we have them back this year.
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Combining mastery with mischief, and tradition with modernity, Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley are an internationally acclaimed fiddle and guitar duo from the Orkney Islands. Performing together since they were 8 years old, the twin sisters have released six albums, toured the world three times, visited 47 countries and appeared in countless television and radio productions. They have undertaken many musical and education related initiatives and collaborations including extensive teaching and music workshop initiatives throughout the world. Jennifer and Hazel have won a number of national and international awards, with Jennifer being a past winner of the BBC Young Tradition Award.
Award-winning quartet WeBanjo3 from Galway, Ireland combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. When this band of brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulses race. Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.