Fribo Biography (Courtesy of the Artist’s site, 2007)
Fribo is a unique collaboration between three musicians from Norway, Scotland and England, who blend their own musical styles together in an innovative and sensitive way.
After first playing around an old Edinburgh kitchen table in 2003, Anne Sofie Linge Valdal, Sarah-Jane Summers and Ewan MacPherson decided to pursue this beautiful collision of music to seek out the very threads, which connected them in such a natural yet unexpected way.
A newly tailored set swiftly followed and Fribo began sharing their carefully woven melodies with the world. Since then their graceful blending of Anne Sofie’s pure beautiful Norwegian voice, Sarah-Jane’s rich Scottish Highland fiddle and Ewan’s sympathetic guitar backing has become a sound in itself.
With a growing reputation, their live shows have been receiving great responses, ("…Thanks for some great performances.." Martin Seeberg - Nordlys Festival) they have performed at many venues in the UK and Europe, highlights to date include: Telemark Festival (Norway), Celtic Connections, Orkney Folk Festival, Nordlys Festival (Denmark), Skye World Music Festival and Northern Streams (Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Culture).
The band recently won a Creative Development Award from the Scottish Arts Council, which they have used to record a debut album (produced by Fraser Fifield), now being released on the popular Fellside Recordings label in January 2007.
"They are FABULOUS!!! " Genevieve Tudor - BBC Radio Shropshire.
"...ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING SETS OF THE FESTIVAL" Orkney Today
"FRIBO IS FOR ME ONE OF THE DISCOVERIES OF THE YEAR" Marius Roeting, New Folk Sounds - NL "
NEW AND EXCITING EDINBURGH BASED THREE-PIECE WHO COMBINE THE SCANDINAVIAN AND SCOTTISH TRADITIONS WITH AN EXUBERANT FEEL FOR CONTEMPORARY SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS. ANNE SOFIE'S BEAUTIFUL AND SUBTLE VOCALS COMBINING WITH SARAH-JANE'S HIGHLAND FIDDLE STYLES ARE MORE THAN ABLY SUPPORTED BY EWAN'S GUITAR AND VOCAL NUANCES." The Tolbooth, Stirling
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