West Of Eden
West of Eden is the Swedish folk-rock band that has vitalized the Celtic music scene with their unique sound and brilliant songwriting. Masterful musicianship combined with the extraordinary voice of singer Jenny Schaub and a deep love for the traditional British and Irish folk music has earned them a solid reputation amongst critics and fans around the globe.
With twelve highly praised albums under their belt, the band has now gotten used to being called “Simply phenomenal” (Rock ‘n’ Reel). “Masters of their genre” (UNT) and “The best of contemporary folk” (Irish Music Magazine)!
Over the years West of Eden have collaborated with musicians such as Kate Rusby, Ron Block, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and many more. The Band has toured Ireland, Germany. Benelux, Scandinavia and even China, played at the Underneath The Stars Festival in the UK, performed a multi-media concert together with the Swedish National Orchestra and also for many years now hosted their popular annual Celtic Christmas-concerts.
The last years have seen West of Eden release Look To The West – an album which tells the story of the large emigration to America in the late 19th century (“An album that already may be regarded as a piece of legacy” -Rootsville). The band also collected their finest songs on the ambitious box set No Time Like The Past which celebrates their first twenty years together.
In 2021 West of Eden dived deep into the music of the early 20th century Swedish singer/songwriter Evert Taube. For the first time West of Eden were singing in their native language while using their love for the Celtic music to breathe new life into songs sometimes too weighed down by their legendary status. The album TAUBE was a bold new venture for the band that didn’t disappoint.
2022 will see the release of yet another West of Eden Christmas album featuring some brand new material mixed with traditional Christmas songs. Something to look forward to!
Going to a West of Eden concert, you are sure to be amazed at how the band easily throw themselves between intimate acoustic storytelling, traditional tunes and catchy uplifting folk-rock.
And they can be quite funny as well 😉
A truly great live band!
Acoustic guitars of all kinds, Vocals One of the founders of the band back in 1995
Lead vocals, accordeon, tin whistle. One of the founders of the band back in 1995
Drums, Bodhran, percussion. Has been in the band since the beginning
Fiddle. Joined the band in 2009
Martin Deubler Holmlund
Acoustic and electric bass. joined the band in 2013
Electric and acoustic guitars of all kinds. Joined the band in 2016