DRÅM – Nordic drone music

The bagpipes are traditionally not particularly associated with Sweden, but they have actually been played there for centuries (mostly in pastoral settings) and have experienced a popular revival over the last decades, thanks to the work of groups such as “Dråm”. The name – pronounced “drohm” – means “drone” in a Swedish dialect, an apt name for this talented duo with its riveting take on Scandinavian music. The musicians, Erik Ask-Upmark and Anne Rynefors, use a plethora of different sets of pipes together with fiddle and mandola, resulting in a foot-tapping frenzy with a unique and unmistakable Nordic sound! In July 2019, Erik won the prestigious bagpipe solo competition at the Le Son Continu festival in France.