The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson who come from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively.
They are three of the finest young fiddlers currently working in the folk music scene and are in great demand playing in various musical constellations throughout the world.
The project is the brainchild of Anders Hall who felt that combining the three unique distinctive fiddle styles together would create a special sound.
Anders hunch proved to be correct after first exchanging musical thoughts with each other in Voss in May 2009.
From the first note that was played they realised this was a collaboration that had to continue such was the feeling of excitement and respect for each other’s playing and traditions.
Norway, Sweden and Shetland has three of the richest fiddling traditions in the world as well as many well documented historical links going back hundreds of years.
It is refreshing to see these links being rectified in the musical collaboration that is “The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc”
They have blended three individual styles from these three Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours to come through in a sound that is unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating.