Boreas (NOR-SCO) are a Norwegian-Scottish all-female folk band, with the band members (Lori Watson, Britt Pernille Frøholm, Irene Tillung and Rachel Newton) all well acknowledged in their field. I have absolutely no idea whether Boreas is meant to be a stable band or more of a “now and then” project, but their so far only studio album (Ahoy Hoy, 2016) is nothing short of wonderful, revealing the close connection between Scandinavian and Scottish music. The music has a clear identity and a voice that stems from the musicians’ own vision and goes beyond any fixed folk format. They are extremely capable of producing great, original music and I certainly hope to hear more one day.
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