Baltic Crossing
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Baltic Crossing

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
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"Reviews: Baltic Crossing, Firetour"

Baltic Crossing
Firetour
[Go’ Danish GO1310 (2010)]

The band Baltic Crossing is an international group composed of two Englishmen, Ian Stephenson (guitar, melodeon) and Andy May (Northumbrian pipes, harmonium); two Fins, brother’s Esko (violin) and Antti (double bass, mandolin, violin) Jarvela; and one Dane, Kristian Bugge (violin). They usually perform a mix of music from different countries, but on this, their second recording, all the material comes from the Danish Islands of Lolland and Falster. The music, with one exception, is from old manuscripts researched by Bugge, and was recorded in Finland with financial support from the local Danish Cultural Departments. The arrangements make use of the multi-instrumental talents of the band, with the pipes, melodeon and violin trading off the lead role, with hurdy gurdy and harmonium added in for additional color, supported by a solid rhythm provided by the guitar and double bass. It’s Danish traditional music given an international flavor. Recommended. -


Discography

2008 Baltic Crossing            Baltic Crossing   GoDanishFolkMusic

2009  Morild                             Helene Bksle    Universal Records

2010  Firetour                          Baltic Crossing    GoDanishFolkMusic

2014 TuneMachine                Baltic Crossing   - imminent!!!!!

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Baltic Crossing is a five-piece band made up of award-winning young traditional musicians from Finland, Denmark and the UK. Wherever they meet, at least one member must cross the Baltic Sea!! With fiery Scandinavian fiddles, bubbling Northumbrian pipes and a driving guitar and double bass rhythm section, Baltic Crossing's blend of lively modern folk with a Scandinavian/Celtic feel, dynamic stage presence and funny anecdotes promises a foot-stomping and fun night out.

Baltic Crossing are

Kristian Bugge (DK) violin

Esko Jarvela (FI) violin

Ian Stephenson (UK) Guitar, melodeon

Antti Jarvela (FI) Double bass, mandolin

Andy May (UK) Northumbrian pipes, piano

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