Blazin’ Fiddles and Ævestaden at Celtic Connections 2023

blazin fiddles

28 January, 2023

Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA

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Celtic Connections 2023 – 19 January – 5 February, 2023

Blazin’ Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are back setting the stage alight with a dynamic show that brings together a wealth of musical talents from across the Highlands and Islands. Formed in 1998 as a riposte to the notion that fiddling was in the doldrums, they’ve carried on trailblazing, releasing numerous albums on their own Blazin’ Records label and delighting audiences worldwide with electrifying live shows. Fiddling quartet Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan, Jenna Reid and Kristan Harvey combine with Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and pianist Angus Lyon, to deliver an intoxicating mix of jigs, reels and so much more.

“My foot still hurts from tapping” ***** (The Wee Review)



Ævestaden is a norwegian/swedish trio. They play newly composed and traditional music both with early and modern instruments. Lyres, fiddle, mouth harp, langeleiks, kantele, vocals and electronics harmonize together in an idiosyncratic soundscape. Thematically the songs are about the conscious and the subconscious – secular and sacred – about life and death.

The trio consists of Eir Vatn Strøm, Levina Storåkern and Kenneth Lien – three musicians who are all multi-instrumentalists. Their variations in instrumentation opens up a unique sound when timeless harmonies and layers of minimalistic motifs combine to create an open and atmospheric world. In the same way that they explore their instruments, they also challenge the listeners expectations in terms of arrangement and form of their songs.

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