Frigg is proudly its own entity, now more so than ever!
Hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia
“…this is the essence of what the Finnish fiddling fuss is about. The band flies, in a mix of traditional and their own tunes, all shapely, ingenious and delivered with acute mastery and massive swing and energy.”
Andrew Cronshaw used these descriptions when reviewing Frigg’s debut album for one of the most prominent world music publications, fRoots magazine, in 2002. Having reached almost 20 years of age, the passing years have seen the septet amass quite peerless curriculum vitae. Frigg has been conquering the world with a fusion of western folk music styles leaning strongly towards Nordic folk music, for which the world music media has coined the term nordgrass, referring to the bluegrass influences of the group. The tight interplay of four violins, string instruments and contrabass, fine-tuned to perfection and spiced with sparkling, humorous live-energy has made an impact on listeners all over the world.
FRIGG’s Finnish Fiddle Tunes Masterclass hosted by Frigg.
1 x Intermediate group + 1 x Advanced group 5.30-6:30pm / Tolbooth / £12
FRIGG’s Finnish Fiddle Tunes workshop offers a fiddle tunes workshop for all string players (not just fiddlers) with two separate sessions for intermediate and for advanced. They explore Scandinavian tunes – jigs, reels, polkas, schottisches, waltzes – teaching by ear but with the offer of scores for future reference. Classical, traditional, jazz and folk string players all welcome!
Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE
+44 (0)1786 27 4000
BOX OFFICE OPENING:
Tolbooth Tues-Sat 10am-5pm