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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