Don't for a moment make the assumption that the traditional music of
Bohuslän can be characterised the same way as the typical native of
that region, “calm and steady”. Hemållt turns the energy and tempo
of the traditional tunes up a few extra notches, despite the fact
that “hemållt” is a dialect word meaning something akin to cosy.
Hemållt have been playing together since 1989 and have toured
extensively throughout Scandinavia and the continent. From past
forays in the Celtic music tradition Hemållt flirt with the
countries surrounding the North Sea when they delve into the musical
treasures of Bohuslän on their first album. To get everybody on
their feet when the record is played they worked with dance
co-producer Mona Lundberg.
Christer Ådin - mandola, mandolin, accordion, jew's harps
Mia Gunberg Ådin - fiddle, vocals
Anders Ådin - guitar, vocals, hurdy-gurdy
In concert the music is visualised by the dance company Fläck under
the combined name of Hemållt på Fläck.
Hemållts official homepage