Maja Kjær Jacobsen (Denmark): fiddle, voice
The fiddle playing and singing of Maja Kjær Jacobsen is beautiful and intense. She has travelled
and performed in many different countries, performing her ”darling”, the exotic sounding traditional
music and gorgeous songs of Central Jutland in Denmark, and it has caught the attention of her
audiences as well as many critics. Her own compositions radiate a special power, and she can
bring out cinematic soundscapes from both her more delicate tunes as well as the raw and
breathtaking reels. The inspiration for her tunes comes from an upbringing where many different
musical genres rang regularly through the house.
Elise Wessel Hildrum (Norway): fiddle, recorder, voice
Elise is one of quite a few Norwegian folk flute players. She grew up playing mostly classical
music, but discovered the world of folk music at the age of 20, and decided that this was what
she wanted to play. As a recorder player it was natural for her to learn the Norwegian "sjøfløyte"
(sea-flute) tradition from Numedal. This has been the core of her repertoire through several years
of folk music studies. Elise also plays the fiddle, mostly for fun and in social settings. After finishing
her folk music degree, Elise has been working as both flute and fiddle teacher, both privately and
at the Academy of Music in Oslo.
Anna Lindblad (Sweden): fiddle, 5-stringed fiddle, voice
Anna Lindblad is a versatile fiddler from Sweden. Her powerful fiddle playing is steeped in
groove, joy and presence. Anna is just as old-fashioned as she is innovative and with a nod
to the tradition she brings her music forward, blending all her diverse musical interests into a
very special voice that’s all her own. With a heart beating for Swedish tradition she is not
afraid to mix it up with other musical expressions. Besides her Swedish fiddling she also plays
Québecois, Irish and Old-time, always with a smile and a contagiously positive attitude and spirit.
"The joy is evident in the companionship and in the music of these 3 powerhouse women