Thu, April 19th

Drom & Live Sounds Proudly Present FRIGG NY Debut

folk world music TICKETS

Doors 6:30PM
Show 7:15PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Drom & Live Sounds Proudly Present FRIGG NY Debut

They come from the remote and tiny country of Finland, but the reach of their music has proven to be worldwide. Performing rootsy yet sophisticated blend of Nordic tradition and Americana, Frigg have won the hearts of folk music and world music aficionados alike, keeping the audience smiling, nodding and dancing on their lively gigs. They call their style ’nordgrass’ which tells about the deep roots of their music.
The 7-piece group have brought their fast and furious fiddles to way more than 500 gigs. Tours in North America, Australia, Japan, Europe and the UK, appearances on major festivals such as Chicago World Music Festival, Celtic Connections, Glatt & Verkehrt, WOMADelaide, Rudolstadt Festival, and Rainforest World Music Festival, to name just a few.
The living tradition aside, the second cornerstone of Frigg's music is innovation. Frigg has absorbed melodies and rhythms from various world music styles such as bluegrass, Celtic and Balkan, among others. All the musicians of the septet have studied in top-notch music universities like the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, quaranteing virtuoso and effortless mastering of their instruments. Frigg are joyous, energetic, and dynamic live set, and continue to pass the tradition at workshops and master classes for various target groups.

Also the global world music media have featured Frigg extensively. Articles and reviews on FRoots and Sing Out, live performance on BBC Radio 3, and Top of the World selections on the Songlines magazine have paved the way. Frigg’s latest studio album ”Polka V” (2014) was selected as the Folk Album of the Year in Finland and nominated for the prestigious Teosto Prize, awarded annually by Finnish composers – underlining the fact that Frigg performs mostly original material written by the band members. Their latest and 8th album;Frost on Fiddles; released in June 2017 has been praised in the world music media and beyond: five star reviews in e.g. Songlines, continuous radio play in e.g. BBC stations all over UK, and high rankings in World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Charts, among others. The most recent recognition was two nominations in Finnish Ethnogala 2017 where the band won in the catogory of ”The Border Breaking Act of the Year” for their international achievements.