Now AER have come out of the studio and it feels very good!
The name of the album will be “For Dancing” and it will be released in April.
During the spring we will also visit Ireland for the Baltimore Fiddle Fair, play a school tour in Västernorrland, Kallstämman in Järvsö, make a release tour with the new CD and some other pleasures.
Hope to see you!
Now it’s time to report and summarize the project “Samspel och nya musikaliska möten”, a project about playing together.
It has been great fun, I’ve learned a lot and it has also been so inspiring to meet and make music with people during the year.
Thank you very much dear colleagues and a big thank you to Konstnärsnämnden, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, whose financial support has made it possible!
Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall: 27 augusti GA-kyrkan, Sundsvall 15 september Birka folkhögskola, Östersund (workshop for students) 15 september Klubb Sam/Stocke Titt, Frösön 16 september Torsåkers kyrka, Kramfors 29 september Solheims Pensjonat, Røros 30 september Lesja Kulturhus, Lesja 1 oktober Villa Åmot, Førde 2 oktober Columbi Egg, Bergen 3 oktober Tre Brør Bar, Voss 4 oktober Årestoga, Raulandsakademiet
5 oktober Ingesund Musikhögskola, Arvika
6 oktober Ingesund Musikhögskola, Arvika (workshop for students)
11 oktober Kulturhuset Björnen, Åstorp 12 oktober Perstorps Kyrka 13 oktober Thorøhuse Forsamlingshus, Fyn 14 oktober Stallet, Stockholm 18 – 23 oktober Japanturné 11 november, Malmö Folk
Ulrika Bodén with Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall: 8 november Västerås Konserthus 2 december Piteå Folkmusikfestival
3 juni AER, Rimbostämman.
5 juni Bodén, Roswall and Ek, Gudlav Bilderskolan, Sollefteå.
10 juni AER with Ulrika Bodén, Ransäterstämman.
1 juli AER with Ulrika Bodén, Haapavesi Folk Music Festival.
5 juli Bodén, Roswall and Ek, Bingsjöstämman.
13 juli AER, Selångers kyrkoruin, Sundsvall.
26 juli Bodén, Roswall and Fredriksson, Schymbergsgården, Alnön.
27 juli Bodén, Roswall and Fredriksson, Ytterlännäs gamla kyrka, Nyland.
28 juli Bodén, Roswall and Fredriksson, Murberget, Härnösand.
29 juli Bodén, Roswall and Fredriksson, Anundsjö spelmansstämma.
30 juli AER, Skönsmons kyrka, Sundsvall.
4 aug AER with Ulrika Bodén, Urkult, Näsåker.
27 aug AER in ”I välsignan och fröjd”, GA-kyrkan, Sundsvall.
Manifest Prize 2017 in the category of folk went to Ulrika Boden Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall, Petter Berndalen and Daniel Fredriksson: “Te Berga blå”. Have a look at the fantastic prize where we are portrayed as pugs, made by Ellen Ekman and Anna Lidberg.
Here comes AER’s spring concerts, some more will be announced here soon. Some of the highlights are Celtic Connections, Jokkmokk winter market, a visit to Germany and our cooperation with Ulrika Bodén, now nominated for the Manifest prize.
20 Jan Celtic Connections, Glasgow
3 Febr Jokkmokk hembygdsgård
11 Febr with Ulrika Bodén, Midvinterton, Olofström
16 Febr Riksscenen, Oslo
17 Febr Folkmusikens hus, Rättvik
18 Febr Grand, Uppsala
25 Febr with Ulrika Bodén, Umefolk, Umeå
11 March Valshuset, Växjö
13 March Musikhögskolan, Malmö concert and workshop for the students
16 March Bollerups kyrka, Tomelilla
17 March Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg
19 March Café Ölme, Kristinehamn
8 March with Ulrika Bodén, Victoriateatern, Malmö
28 April Heidbarghof, Hamburg, Germany
29 April Kulturzentrum BÜZ, Minden, Germany
Many thanks to all of you who came to the Christmas concert yesterday! And a really big thank you to Arméns musikkår, Emil Björklund, Pontus Estling, Ulrika Boden and Anders Johnsson for your brilliant musicianship and some fantastically nice days!
Pleasant news, Niklas will be soloist with Arméns Musikkår in Kungasalen at the new Royal
College of Music in Stockholm, Saturday 17 December. There will be a christmas concert based on folk music and since also Ulrika Boden is soloist there will be a few old Ranarim tunes.
Warm welcome! The event at FaceBook Buy tickets
Now you can listen to the first part of my solo concert from Korrö Folkmusikfestival from this summer, more parts will follow. I have the honor to share the program with the gentlemen Hazelius Hedin, all in P2 Live, listen here.
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