Bach or Couperin with a Scandinavian flavour? Lodestar Trio succeeds in making early music ‘new’ with a northern sound that exudes happiness, lightness and joy. Erik Rydvall and Olav Mjelva, big names in Nordic Folk, received an enthusiastic message one day from the British violin virtuoso Max Baillie, who was totally wowed by their unique sound, and the rest is history. Traditional instruments such as the Swedish nyckelharpa or the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle prove to be outstanding translators of Bach. Combine this with vigorous improvisations and idyllic tunes from the High North, and you get music that touches your soul time and time again.