Hans-Ers, Rutanen & Dillner

A trio with their roots in the folk music, with the instruments hardanger fiddle, nyckelharpa and guitar

produces captivating harmonies, heartfelt and uninhibited energy.

With the audience and humor in focus, HRD creates an energetic

interaction by three strong personalities.

This is an innovative musical meeting that over and over pushes traditional folk music to their boundaries.

Jerker Hans-Ers is born and raised in Arbrå, south Hälsingland in Sweden.

He grew up with the music around him and started playing the violin when he was 5 years old.

When Jerker was 14, he came across a hardanger fiddle and began to immerse himself in to the Norwegian musical language.

He is studying at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg and has developed a rich and expressive sound with a big personality.

He is actively working on projects where he connects different genres of music together.

In 2015 Jerker was assigned the Pål Olle Scholarship.

Eemil Rutanen is born and raised in Gävle, Gästrikland in Sweden.

At the age of 3, Eemil got to try out the guitar, and his parents noticed what an ear for music he had.

He began to sing with his relatives in the vocal group Kuperkeikka, who sang children's songs in Finnish and Swedish.

In 2007 he was given a guitar by his parents and since then, he has evolved his own sound.

Eemil has studied music at the Vasa School in Gävle.


Petrus Dillner is born and raised in Marma, northern Uppland in Sweden.

He started playing nyckelharpa when he was 8 years old, and at the age of 17, he got the zorn badge in silver.

After several years of studying at the royal academy of music in Stockholm, he have developed a deep knowledge of the older tradition but he has also been experimenting with the opportunities within the instrument and to set the traditions to the limit in a modern way.

Petrus spent 6 months in Glasgow at the royal conservatoire of Scotland to go in the depths of Scottish Folkmusic.

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