Sally Simpson and Markus Räsänen

Sally and Markus colour Stallet
Photo credit: Örjan Hallnäs

Sally Simpson (fiddle) and Markus Räsänen (free bass accordion), from Scotland and Sweden/Finland respectively, form a dynamic new duo whose focus lies in Nordic and Scottish folk music. Through a diverse repertoire and fresh approach they explore how their own traditions can challenge and compliment each other, creating a captivating musical interplay. Their arrangements showcase the best that each folk culture has to offer, ranging from sensitively minimalistic to almost orchestral textures and lending a whole new sound to the classic combination of fiddle and accordion.

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