Hazelius Hedin – New Folk Star Duo
Two of Sweden’s most established folk musicians make up the duo Hazelius Hedin. They sing and play their Swedish folk music with passion, rare ease and unquestionable presence – it’s impossible to remain unaffected.
Esbjörn Hazelius (violin, cittra, guitars) and Johan Hedin (nyckelharpa/key fiddle) both grew up in the south of Sweden, where the traditional couple dance “slängpolska” prevails. But they search all over Sweden for their repertoire, which includes everything from medieval ballads, sailor songs and love ballads to instrumental dance tunes. Moreover, Hazelius and Hedin also pass on the tradition through their own compositions. They arrange the music carefully, often inspired by Esbjörn´s Irish tradition of music arranging, and constantly look for new instrumental harmonies.
They recently released their critically acclaimed new album, “Sunnan”.
Genre: Nordic Folk
New Folk Star Duo
Territory: Global, Europe, USA and Asia
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