Ranarim plays Swedish folk music in the new tradition. Songs and tunes found after careful searching are blended with new music in the group's own arrangements.
The saga of Ranarim begins on a winter's day in 1997 on the train to northernmost tip of Norway. Two folk singers, one from Ångermanland, one from Dalarna. A world champion nyckelharpa player from southern Sweden and a guitar/mandola player from Stockholm. All on their first tour together. Since then the journeys have been many and longer.
Their first CD "Till the Light of Day" (Till ljusan dag), released in 2000, not only in Sweden but also in the United States and Japan, was followed by intensive touring around the world. Just in time for ?För världen älskar vad som är brokot? they are joined by a double-bass player and a drummer.
Join Ranarim in an enchanted world of drama, excitement, love and magic. Music that has wandered through the ages from singer to singer, from musician to musician. Music that thrives in our time. Music that connects to the past but looks ahead to the future. With dynamic energy and a contagious musical joy, Ranarim weaves its own colourful tapestry.
In Swedish, rana means a beautiful woven tapestry or rug.
Rim is the archaic word for dew.