Ljus och lykta

Ljus och lykta: Klara Ekman von Huth, Annika Hammer, Vega Nordkvist, Anton Larsson

Caprice Records has the great honour of presenting the self-titles debut album of folk music band Ljus och lykta (meaning “Light and lantern”). They’re a breath of fresh air on the Swedish music scene, and in terms of genre, they mainly reside in the borderland between folk music and ballad tradition, and have great potential to reach a wider audience. A versatile musical experience where love songs are mixed with chorales and medieval ballads, all virtuosically performed with polyphonic vocals, fiddle and guitar.

While their music is firmly rooted in the Scandinavian tradition, Ljus och lykta also finds inspiration in other musical genres, such as bluegrass and British folk. Almost all material comes from the collections of the Swedish Performing Arts Agency’s archives. That’s also one of the basic ideas with the album – to let vocal archive material be the focus.

Ljus och Lykta constitutes many musical worlds – traditional and modern, instrumental and vocal, rustic and elegant – and the result is striking in its simplicity.

Below, you can watch the music video for the band’s first single, Uti rosen:

Ljus och lykta’s members are:
Vega Nordkvist – fiddles, vocals
Klara Ekman von Huth – vocals
Annika Hammer – vocals
Anton Larsson – guitars, vocals


Producer: Ljus och lykta & Gabbi Dłużewski
Recording technician: Gabbi Dłużewski, Piglet Studios
Mixing: Martin von Schmalensee
Mastering: Claes Persson, CRP Recording
Graphic design: Calle Ljungström
Cover photo: Sara Mac Key
Styling: Elise Björk
Makeup & hair: Camilla Al Aokite
Liner notes: Annika Hammer
Executive producer: Erik Hamrefors

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Show playlist

    • 1.
      Burfågeln Music: Vega Nordkvist/Annika Hammer/Anton Larsson/Ljus och lykta/Lars Wivallius

    • 2.
      Uti rosen (Vänner och fränder) Music: Traditional/Vega Nordkvist/Ljus och lykta/Traditional

    • 3.
      Hivningssång Music: Traditional/Ljus och lykta/Traditional

    • 4.
      Den bortsålda Music: Traditional/Ljus och lykta/Traditional

    • 5.
      Var är den vän som överallt jag söker Music: Traditional/Ljus och lykta/Johan Olof Wallin

    • 6.
      Sorgpolka Music: Traditional/Annika Hammer/Ljus och lykta/Traditional

    • 7.
      Höken Music: Traditional/Ljus och lykta/Traditional

    • 8.
      Urskogshalling Music: Traditional/Vega Nordkvist/Anton Larsson

    • 9.
      Jungfrun och sjömannen (Det stod en jungfru) Music: Traditional/Vega Nordkvist/Annika Hammer/Anton Larsson/Traditional

    • 10.
      Måns Olsson Music: Traditional/Klara Ekman von Huth/Annika Hammer/Anton Larsson

    • 11.
      Allt vad mitt hjärta önskar Music: Traditional/Vega Nordkvist/Ljus och lykta/Traditional

    • 12.
      Majvisa (Ack ljuvlig tid) Music: Traditional/Ljus och lykta/Anna Svanberg

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Available on CD, as well as all major digital stores and streaming services.

CAP 21938 // Folk // Releasedate: 16 September, 2022