Sweet sounds of the Swedes!

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Spring is in the air and many Swedes are starting to thaw from the bitter cold. It’s almost time to play outside and listen to some sweet sounds of music from Swedish artists coming to Toronto!

One Swedish artist who I have come to admire is Vide Geiger, an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter who resides in Caledon. You can hear his great passion for music in his touching lyrics and soothing strumming of his guitar. It is perfect music to wind down to after a long day fighting Toronto’ traffic. You get a real sense that Vide is a gentle soul hailing from the north of Sweden, where quietness and nature are greatly appreciated. His influences include Pink Floyd, Steely Dan and Sting, just to name a few.

Vide Geiger will be playing this weekend at Sanderson Hall in St. Paul’s United Church in Brampton. For more information, please visit http://www.bramptonfolk.ca/.

Now enjoy a video of one of Vide’s lovely songs dedicated to his grandfather.

It also helps that Vide and I share the same interest in music, namely, our mutual love of Bo Kaspers Orkester, my favorite Swedish group. Here’s my husband and I’s song that was a huge hit in Sweden many years ago:

and even in English, somewhat translated…

There are more Swedish artists coming to Toronto! Here is a list of upcoming events:

Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:30 pm Opening Act

Vide Geiger (singer/songwriter, mellow rock, folk)
Sanderson Hall, St. Paul’s United Church, 30 Main St. South, Brampton
Tickets ($12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors) are available at the door, at the St. Paul’s church office, or through reservations by calling 647-BFF-FOLK (647-233-3655), or by emailing info@bramptonfolk.ca. Tickets are also available through the City Theatre Box Office (905-874-2800). For more information, please visit http://www.bramptonfolk.ca/.

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8 pm
Kongero (ethereal Celtic-like choral singing folksy music)
St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd., Beaches area
Tickets to Kongero are $22 for adults, and $20 for seniors, and are available at the door or by calling 416-264-2235. For more info visit acousticharvest.ca.

Five Swedish musical acts will play at the Canadian Music Week in Toronto, March 19-24, 2013:

It wasn’t super easy to find prices to see the various music events at Canadian Music Week’s festival’s website. Here’s the link if you want to buy tickets to the events:
Search for the artist, then click Buy Tickets or go to
http://canadianmusicfest.com/wristbands/

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tom Levin (rock/pop)
Soilwork (melodic death metal)
Thus:Owls (cinematic music, experimental)

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Immanu El (rock/pop)

Saturday, March 23, 2013
This Is Head (experimental rock/pop)

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Categories: Swedish Culture

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One Comment on “Sweet sounds of the Swedes!”

  1. March 13, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    UPDATE! It wasn’t super easy to find prices to see the various music events at Canadian Music Week’s festival’s website. Here’s the link if you want to buy tickets to the events:
    Search for the artist, then click Buy Tickets or go to
    http://canadianmusicfest.com/wristbands/

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