Scandinavian String Alliance signed by Canadian agency Jensen Music International

20 Sep
Scandinavian String Alliance is (from left): Maja Kjær Jacobsen (DK), Kristian Bugge (DK), Anna Lindblad (S), Morten Alfred Høirup (DK) & Elise Wessel Hildrum (N) Photo: Henrik Jansberg

Scandinavian String Alliance (SSA) is a touring project created by two Scandinavian bands, who are playing and singing traditional as well as newly composed music and songs from Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

The project features the Pan-Scandinavian violin trio Fru Skagerrak and the Danish violin and guitar duo Kristian Bugge & Morten Alfred Høirup, and their very individual ways of presenting the music of their homelands.

But the two acts also join forces as a part of their show of old Scandinavian joking songs and heartfelt love songs, combined with some great traditional dance music and catchy new tunes – all arranged for strings, flutes and voices.

Bob Jensen, leader of Jensen Music International, has Danish ancestors, and he is thrilled about the cooperation:

“I have been following the Danish roots music scene for more than a decade and I have always been impressed with both the calibre and the integrity of the musicians.  Scandinavian String Alliance brings together several of Denmark’s finest performers but also includes wonderful musicians from Sweden and Norway, and is about as great a representation of Scandinavian song, dance and instrumental fare as can be imagined. I feel that packages like this are the best way to bring this music to Canadian audiences.”

Scandinavian String Alliance and Jensen Music International works on a longer tour in Canada during the summer of 2019!

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