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12 February 2018, 12:35 | Updated: 12 February 2018, 12:48
Who knew Bach’s cello suites also worked on nyckelharpa and hardanger fiddle?
Violinist Max Baillie has teamed up with Olav Luksengård Mjelva and Erik Rydvall to give Bach a completely different sound.
Olav plays the hardanger fiddle – hardingfele in Norwegian – an instrument that comes from Norway. It looks a bit like a violin and has four strings, but those strings can be tuned to different notes depending on the music being played.
Erik, on the other hand, plays a nyckelharpa which is an instrument from Sweden. Its name literally translates as keyed harp. It looks like a violin but is actually pretty closely related to the hurdy-gurdy.
Over the last few days Erik and Max have shared videos on Facebook giving a sneak peek into their sessions.
And Max dropped a hint there’s a record on the way. Watch this space…