Frigg ready to rock Horsham with their blistering ‘Nordgrass’ sound

Frigg. Shawn Pearce Photography
Frigg. Shawn Pearce Photography
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Finnish fiddlers Frigg play Horsham’s Capitol on Thursday, March 10, at 7.30pm.

Spokesman Adrian Mealing said: “Frigg, a leading act on the Nordic scene, played their first UK tours in 2013.

“They’ve dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, Fiddles On Fire, Cambridge Folk Festival and many more.

“There’s now a steadily-growing appreciation of their blistering Nordgrass, fiddle-founded sound.

“They are possibly the most exciting, uplifting, gut-wrenching and hip-twitching band in the northern hemisphere. Don’t miss this blizzard of jigs, reels and bluegrass inventions!

“Featuring the premier talents of a new generation of folk musicians, Frigg has developed a blend of their own called Nordgrass, a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass.

“Now, with five successful albums, a folk music Album of the Year nomination and Top of the World features in Songlines magazine, Frigg have firmly established themselves as the leading act on the Nordic scene.

“Fast, furious and fun, the innovative young combo features the virtuosic talents of three members of the famed Jarvela family from the central Finland village of the same name in the municipality of Kaustinen – siblings Alina and Esko Jarvela and their cousin Antti, the band’s frontman.

“The three are from the family’s fourth generation of famous fiddlers though Antii turns his hand to the double bass in this unstoppable, high-energy line-up.

“Boasting several multi-instrumentalists, the four front-row fiddles and double bass are complemented by Petri Prauda’s cittern, mandolin, bagpipes and mouth harp and Tuomas Logren’s guitar and dobro.

“Drawing first and foremost on the folk music heritage of their homeland, their fjord and forest-imbued Nordic tunes are peppered with innovative infusions of world music styles from Celtic to Balkan and Americana, making for a truly distinctive, irrepressible and life-affirming sound.”

Tickets for the show cost £16.50.

Call 01403 750220.

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