Bjäran’s musical paths crossed long before the band was formed. The four members met at a young age through folk music courses, and their musical development began. This shared background has given them a mutual understanding of Northern Swedish folk music traditions, with a particular interest in the vivid harshness and melancholy of the landscape. Those early meetings paved the way for tight musical interaction and from the first rehearsal, their sound was formed.
Bjäran’s unique soundscape reaches out to audiences and challenges the listener to see things from another perspective. The dynamic combination of a broad tonal image and progressive foundation of train-like percussion creates the characteristic sound of Bjäran’s debut album “Ack ve” (2014), which was well received by both the folk music community and the common man.
However, the success of ’Ack Ve’ has not caused Bjäran to rest on their laurels. The band are constantly striving to create new sounds inspired by the swedish folk music tradition, refining their live performances and expanding their crowd of listeners in Sweden and abroad.
Since the band’s formation in 2012 they have played approximately 100 concerts in Sweden and Northern Europe.
Magdalena Eriksson – Fiddle
Christian Cuadra – Saxophones
Peter Bonde – Guitar/Mandola/Cittern
Mattias Mårtensson – Percussion
Genre: Nordic Folk
Bjäran’s musical paths crossed long before the band was formed. The four members met at a young age through folk music courses, and their musical development began.
Territory: Global, Middle-East, USA and Asia
17-20/2-16 – Folk Alliance, Kansas (USA)