Two Swedish musicians, Bröderna Näsbom (the Näsbom brothers) will be featured at an event June 11 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. The program begins at 7 p.m. with tickets available at the door for $8.
As long as they can remember the brothers have been playing together. Growing up in the Uppland region of Sweden they learned to play the fiddle from their father. Soon they were in contact with many fiddlers and folk-musicians from throughout Sweden. And while they learned tunes and absorbed many different playing styles, they developed their own unique style.
Torbjörn also began to play nyckelharpa together with the many players in Uppland who have preserved that instrument’s tradition. Today he lives in Umeå and where he plays violin with the city orchestra.
Pär works as a musician in Switzerland where he has lived for more than 25 years. But as often as possible the brothers tour together playing the music that they grew up with.
After performing at Nisswa for the annual gathering of Scandinavian folk musicians, they are including Cambridge in their U.S. tour.
The program which is the first in a series of Scandinavian concerts sponsored by the Cambridge Swedish Festival Events Committee will also feature a new local spelmanslag. Calling themselves the Spirit River Scandiband, the group organized in the fall of 2011 with the purpose of playing traditional Scandinavian folk tunes, and they are pleased to have the opportunity to open for the Näsboms.
Refreshments will be served following the program.