Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall
Swedish trio Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall play a mixture of traditional Swedish tunes and polskas, as well as their own compositions.
They have played together for several years and released their second album in 2013 which was nominated in Sweden for the Manifest prize for Folk Album of the Year. The band were also nominated for Folk Group of the Year at their national Folk and World Music Gala the same year.
Fiddler Emma Ahlberg and nyckelharpa player Niklas Roswall are graduates of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, and became Riksspelmans in 2010 and 1996 respectively, which is one of the highest accolades within Swedish folk music. Niklas also won the title of World champion of chromatic nyckelharpa in 1996.
Daniel Ek is a sought-after guitarist who plays several genres of music but finds that Swedish folk music lies closest to his heart.