Sara Parkman & Samantha Ohlanders, with roots in Ångermanland and Hälsingland, base their music on traditional folk tunes and bring in just as much newly written material, because that’s how folk music is. With two violins and two voices, they explore the framework of improvisation and the limit of tradition. It’s popular, it’s dangerous, it’s form, it’s strong, fragile and dirty. Always with a bundle of respectful threads towards those who have gone before, but equally share curiosity towards the unknown.
For more than a decade, Parkman & Ohlanders have played over virtually all of Sweden and around Europe. With successful performances such as Fäboland and the Nationalparken in their luggage and with the acclaimed debut album Matriarkerna, which won an award at the Folk and World Music Gala, they have made a deep impression on the Swedish folk music scene. In 2018, the duo had the honor of doing a radioshow in Radio Sweden P1’s classic program Sommar i P1.