Author: Labrini Gioti

  1) How did you become interested in playing the ancient Nordic instruments like the lur etc?   When I grew up we only had one radio channel in Norway. And on every Sunday afternoon there was a program with Norwegian folk music. This program I insisted on listening to as a 4-5 year old, […]

1) What means Irish music tradition for you?           It’s the background to my life! I was not born into it like many other Irish musicians whose father or mother played music but when I discovered it I was hooked!   2)  Lifetime achievement award at the Folk awards.Tell me more about […]

I read that you are a self taught musician. How difficult or easy is to play so many different instruments? Especially historical instruments? Depending on your background in music it will be easier or more challenging to learn to play an instrument.  Considering I had no musical training before starting out to create music ten years […]

The group’s name, Åkervinda, is inspired by a Swedish wildflower whose roots spread far and wide like rivers under the ground. Like the flower, gracefully entwining melodies, rock solid groove, and ever intriguing harmonies will take root in your mind. Like the flower, they will be impossible to remove. Jazz singers at heart, the young […]


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