It’s been a long old wait since Scottish fiddle supergroup Session A9’s last album, 2013’s Live at Celtic Connections – but given that the line-up juggle their time with such equally sought-after acts as Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, The Chieftains, Boys of the Lough, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc and Croft No. Five, it’s hardly surprising. A new studio release is currently in the works however, to be previewed here alongside earlier favourites.
Esteemed by her peers as a genre-transcending visionary, Finnish accordionist/composer Johanna Juhola is a prolific collaborator across multiple musical fields. Her own free-spirited exploration of Finland’s’s folk and tango traditions also features guitarist Roope Aarnio and sound designer Teemu Korpipää.