Caolmhar is a swedish quintet that interprets and performs traditional Irish, Scottish and Nordic music. The group performs the music with a mix of tradition, effects and improvisation!
Hannah Sundkvist, fiddle, mandolin och voice
Kristian Hodén, accordion and bohdran
Mattias Hammarsten, guitar
Lisa Klevebrant, flutes and harp
Mattias Walla, viola and fiddle
Three of the members have been leaders of the world’s oldest student folkmusic orchestra (V-Dala spelmanslag), founded in 1961.
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What does Caolmhar mean?
Well, this could be a product of translate.com! An American search engine influencing the irish language saying Caolmhar means “cheesy”.
In fact ‘Caol’ is the Irish for slender and ‘caolmhar’ has never appeared in a dictionary. It does seem to appear in one 19th century poem, but we believe it is only a misprint of ‘ceolmhar’ which means musical. Otherwise, the poem would indicate the warrior was cheesy.
What do you think?
“Tá cathbhile córach caolmhar cróga in aice na dtreon seo ag bord ’na shui” (The warrior is brave, cheesy and fearless….?)