About

About

Farandi are six musicians from five different countries brought together by a love of Nordic folk music. From the language of Old Norse, “Farandi” translates to English as “travelling” or “wandering”. Their name reveals their current journey. As part of the Nordic Master in Folk Music – the most high-profile program in folk today – they are travelling for the next two years across the Nordic countries. Members include bagpiper Marieke Van Ransbeeck (previously known from Back To The Woods), flautist Mette Qvist-Jensen, accordionist Tommie Black-Roff (TEYR) and nyckelharpists Petrus Dillner (HRD and Trio Törn), Saana Kujala and Einar Zethelius (Tagelfar).

Collectively they believe in a folk music that unites people – musicians, listeners and dancers. To this end Farandi are dedicated to crossing borders to share their “amazing sound” (Emilia Amper).

“They create magic on stage.” Avisa Hordaland

Farandi in Stockholm
Farandi in Stockholm