Karl Seglem Band in Edinburgh

 Type:Culture, Music, Jazz

Karl Seglem creates exciting soundscapes that eliminate boundaries between musical genres. His new band has a modern acoustic sound with hints of electronic trimmings.

Very few Norwegian musicians have been working with the unique Hardanger fiddle tradition from Norway - developing this music into something new. Saxophonist Karl Seglem's collaboration with master fiddler Haakon Hoegemo has been going on for twelve years - and Seglem's new band takes a big step further into new musical landscapes from up north.

In a number of CD releases Karl Seglem has made use of traditional Norwegian folkmusic, especially Hardanger fiddle music, as a starting point for generating new musical spaces - his own mode of expression. The nucleus of the group consists of Seglem, tenor sax and goat horn; Haakon Hoegemo, electric Hardanger fiddle (Utla); Gjermund Silset, bass (KariBremnes and in recent years Mari Boine band); and Helge Norbakken, percussion (singer Maria Joao's and in recent years Mari Boine band).

As part of his UK tour, Seglem will perform in the Queens Hall in Edinburgh 2nd October. Seglem's new record will be released on the 27th September. For more information about his new release, click here.

Venue: Queens Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh

Time: 2nd October, 8pm

Tickets: £12, £10 (Concessions)

Booking: Phone 0131 668 2019 or visit


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Karl SeglemPhoto: Courtesy of Karl Seglem