In 2022 I release my very first solo album with my own compositions, reflections during 2020-2022. Its a dubbel release with the CD "Ellen Lagergren" including only traditional tunes, giving the two records a connection in how the traditional material always is filtered through the head, body and heart of a fiddler/spelman and give the tunes the shape it has now. In the record "Reflektioner" you will hear my own tunes, but very much influenced by the time spent and dedicated with the traditional music as a living practitioner, the care for how it (might) have been played before, as well as how the traditional repertoir has been shaping me as musicans playing it. Every tune is a dediction, to a place, a feeling or a person that has inspired me in a profound way.
The nyckelharpa has in tradition been a solo instrument, where the instrument in itself carries the role of the percussionist as well as the melodyplayer, with drone, chords and harmonies built into its very construction. In both albums I want to go back to the roots of being a solo player, and give the richness of this instruments full potential. I hope you will enjoy the music.
Live in Boda 2021, "Polska ef Anna Lisa Norman"
Live at Stallet, Stockholm 2021