"The ‘Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ comprise Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland).
Olav is an award winning musician who is also a member of the acclaimed band SVER and widely recognised as one of Norway’s finest Hardanger fiddle players; Anders is continually cited as one of Sweden’s leading fiddle players across a broad range of styles, while Shetlander Kevin is also a member of such bands as Boys of the Lough, Fiddlers’ Bid and Session A9. Musically what more needs be said!!
Individually they are regarded as three of the finest young fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, while collectively they are now finding themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to their unique collaboration, onstage sense of humour and inter-band 'banter'.
Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is the brainchild of Anders Hall who felt that combining the three distinctive fiddles styles of their respective countries and regions would create a special musical sound and experience.
Norway, Sweden and Shetland have three of the richest fiddle traditions in the world, with documented historical links going back hundreds of years. ‘Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ seek to bring those historical links and traditions alive and present them in an exciting new fashion, while also remaining faithful to the roots of each tradition.
While blending the individual styles together, they never-the-less allow each distinctive flavour to unfold into a combined sound that’s unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating.
Their eponymously titled debut CD received rave national and international reviews on release, and the response has been likewise for their 2016 follow up ‘Deliverance’
The group were recently invited to perform live as the guests of Andrew Marr on his BBC1 Sunday morning show – following which interest in this fantastic trio has spiralled still further.