Now is the summer past. There have been many pleasant moments for Ahlberg, Ek & Roswallwith concerts in several of the biggest festivals and meetings in Sweden.
I have also had the pleasure to play with Ulrika Bodén a few times because of that I and AER are guests on her new album. The album is called Te berga blå and includes herding tunes and songs from the forests of the North.
Besides that, I have done some performances with the St. Olav’s show and some other odds and ends.
Now comes a fall full of exciting new projects and gigs!
Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall at Urkult.
Photo: Sture Marklund
Here comes the tour plan for the summer.
Hope to see you, welcome!
29 maj S:t Olav, Nolby.
11 juni AER with Ulrika Bodén, Ransäterstämman.
11 juni AER, Ransäterstämman.
18 juni AER, workshop and concert, Nyckelharpstämman, Österbybruk.
3 juli AER, Delsbostämman.
14 juli Niklas with Ulrika Bodén, Norra Berget, Sundsvall.
22 juli S:t Olav, Häggenås kyrka.
23 juli S:t Olav, Hallens kyrka.
24 juli AER with Ulrika Bodén, Nordingrå kyrka.
28 juli AER, Ölme kyrka, Kristinehamn.
29 juli AER with Ulrika Bodén, Korrö folkmusikfestival
29 juli Niklas solo concert, Korrö folkmusikfestival
30 juli AER, Korrö folkmusikfestival
30 juli AER, dans, Korrö folkmusikfestival
5 aug AER, Urkult, Näsåker.
4 sept S:t Olav, Sånga kyrka.
Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall won! After being nominated three years in a row we won the prize for ”Group of the Year” at the Folk- & Världsmusikgalan in Västerås.
In the joy and happiness, we didn’t manage to express our full thankfulness in the speach, what we wanted to say was: It is a great honor and pleasure for us to receive such a nice price. We would like to thank the jury, all of which we are privileged to work with, family, relatives and friends, and most importantly, all of you who come to our concerts and listen to our records. Thousand thanks!
Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall are for the third year in a row nominated for Group of the Year, what an honour and joy! Keep your fingers crossed for us, we hope to see you on the Folk- & världsmusikgalan in Västeras April 2.
Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall will be guests at an new album which will be released this summer, still a secret with whom… In any case, we recorded with sound engineer Henrik Heinrich on Nevo Studios in Sundsvall, always so nice!
26 februari dance gig, Umefolk.
27 februari Umefolk.
16 mars workshop and short concert, Köpenhamn.
17 mars workshop, MGK Kolding, Danmark.
17 mars Nicolai Scene, Kolding, Danmark.
18 mars Wintercoat Brewery, Aarhus, Danmark.
19 mars Thorøhuse församlingshus, Danmark.
24 mars workshop Westerstede/Neuengland, Tyskland.
25 mars 2 concerts Kapelle Felde, Tyskland.
26 mars Venne, Tyskland.
30 mars Nordic Showcase, Västerås.
8 april Thuleteatern, Örnsköldsvik.
12 april Olsbergs Arena, Eksjö.
13 april Löfstad kyrka, Tranås.
14 april Kulturhuset, Sävsjö.
16 april Gislesalen, Gislaved.
17 april Gummifabriken, Värnamo.
18 april Missionskyrkan, Vetlanda.
19 april Galleri Smedbyn, Smedbyn.
20 april Kulturhuset Pigalle, Nässjö.
It was a very nice autumn with lots of travel and fun concerts! Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall released their new album, and we played a lot in Sweden, Norway and Japan. In Japan, we were a part of the project Sweden All Stars and as always it was a fantastic experience in every way. I have also had time to play with Ralsgård & Tullberg quartet, the St. Olav show as well as some other temporary projects and solo gigs.
Now comes an exciting spring, first of all, AER step in as guests at a CD recording. Later this spring we will tour in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, of course. In Sweden we will tour for the Smålands Musik och teater, 8 concerts in the Jönköping area. I also look forward to some more gigs with Ralsgård & Tullberg quartet in May. Besides this, there is a lot else going on, both as a soloist and in groups, so keep your eyes and ears open!
Now we’re up and running again after a lovely summer with lots of fun concerts, meetings , travel and fine experiences.
Some of autumn’s highlights will be:
-We participate in Folkelarm in Oslo, 24-26 Sept .
-We are recording a new album, release concert in Sundsvall on Wednesday, November 4 at Tonhallen.
-We go on release tour in Sweden, 8 concerts so far, more to come.
-We collaborate with Ulrika Boden with friends and Göran Månsson band in the project ” Sweden All Stars ”. We will rehearse and then tour in Norrland this autumn, 6 concerts, and thereafter tour in Japan in December. More info about Sweden All Stars, as our dear Japanese friends decided to call the project.
Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall have done 15 concerts in Scenkonst Sörmland.
AER will play at the Shetland Folk Festival.
AER is nominated for the second year in a row for ”Best Group” at the Folk & World Music Awards, this year 14th of March in the Berwald Hall, Stockholm.
Niklas appears in Tyska kyrkan in Stockholm on the European Day of Early Music March 21, broadcasting throughout Europe by the EBU.
Niklas plays with Ralsgård Tullberg quartet on Acoustic in Tobo, first concert together on four, more coming.