Not everything has been done before. At least not in music. Which is something of a marvel.
Marit Fält and Rona Wilkie meld tunes and songs from their separate geographical backgrounds to
create a new music that’s uplifting, daring and harmonious. They explore the rarely probed
similarities between Scandinavian and Scottish Highland tunes – colouring them with songs from
both traditions. But this isn’t academia. Marit and Rona’s music is playful, borderless and thrilling. It
glides from evocative near-classical movements through elegant polskas to buoyant reels, brought
to life by Rona’s multi-personality fiddle virtuosity and Marit’s breath-taking mastery of the versatile
låtmandola. In 2012 they won the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections
Festival and Rona was named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.
Their debut album received rave reviews, becoming the album of the week on Gaelic radio and
featured internationally on radio. The title – Turas – means the same in Swedish as in Gaelic: to take
turns. It was chosen for its ease of pronunciation in English too. Because the music of Marit and
Rona translates simply and poignantly to all audiences, no matter their nationality, background or
“Two women create a beautiful new synthesis” **** Scotland on Sunday