Approaching their 30th year, Swedish trio Väsen continue to win rapturous acclaim throughout the folk world and beyond. Matching consummate virtuosity with joyous ensemble synergy, deep traditional roots with dazzling original tunes, they’ve worked with acts as diverse as the Danish String Quartet and Snarky Puppy, and excelled themselves once more with their recent 17th album Brewed.
“Overflowing with magic, musicality, wit and whatever the Swedish might be for bonhomie.” (The Herald)
A stellar young instrumental five-piece formed amid Manchester’s vibrant session scene, Aizle draw on classical and jazz as well as traditional backgrounds, and released their self-titled debut EP in 2017.
Whit is it thit maks the maist perfic o concerts? Ane thit includes Väsen wid be ma answer!
The Swedish band wir performin the nicht at the Mackintosh Kirk an wir jist sae guid thae brocht the cheerin crood tae thir feet in a shew o appreciaition.
Whit wis aw the mair remairkable, thae didnae dae ony o the claussic tunes fae thir weel kent repertoire, insteid playin a programme o tunes anent thir new CD ‘Brewed’. An somehoo the lack o claussics didnae maitter at aw, sin the new music (an a bonnie pluckit waltz by Roger Tallroth) keepit the audience spellboond in a musical dwam!
Sae affen when yer presentit wi new material played alangside a band’s claussics, it can be hard tae tak tent o the new stuff sin aw ye want tae hear is the weel kent tunes thit yer connectit tae an mak you feel guid. But its no the case wi Väsen. Maybe mair airtists shid think aboot this.
Väsen hae sic musical unnerstaundin baith thegither an wi ane anither thae ur ay a pleesure tae watch.
Thir wir sae mony guid polskas scrieved by the band members includin a bonnie Conciliation Mairch by Mikael Marin dedicatit tae his freends in America.
Väsen wull be back tae Glesga in April (tae St Andrew’s in the Square). Gin ye hivnae seen them afore, dinnae miss the opportunitie tae gae alang an see thaim. Ye’ll be in fir a rare treat!
Väsen wir supportit by Aizle – a young ootfit featurin fiddle, whistle, double bass, keyboards an guitar. Thae mak a bonnie soond thegither an play thochtfu music thit gets ye tappin yer feet. I luik forrit tae hearin a lot mair o thaim in time tae clam.