Erik Ask-Upmark

Erik Ask-Upmark is one of very few harpists focusing on Scandinavian music on the Celtic harp. He has released one solo album with Swedish folk music on solo harp (the critically acclaimed “Himlens Polska”) and is featured on many more recordings, in genres ranging from folk to heavy metal! He is a Swedish riksspelman who also plays the bagpipes, organ, grammophone and various other instruments. He performs early music and Nordic roots music both as a soloist and with the groups Svanevit and Dråm (as well as occasionally with large ensembles such as Concerto Copenhagen and Ensemble Mare Balticum) and tours all over the world.

Erik has been an essential ingredient of most of the previous Nordic Harp Meetings, particularly at the NHM 2013 in Järna where he was the chief organiser. Click here to read details on some of the workshops he gave.

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