"Music through time and space. Early music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras - Folk music from Europe, the Mediterranean and Central Asia

Salamander is a trio based in Gothenburg, Sweden, which plays a mixture of early music and folk music from various parts of the world. The repertory stretches from Medieval pilgrim songs and dance melodies from the Renaissance and the Baroque to traditional songs of the Central Asian Tatars and the Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews, as well as folk songs from Greece, Italy, Russia and the British Isles and much more besides.

The arrangements have been improvised forth by the musicians themselves, and particularly the Medieval songs and the 17th century dance tunes from the pens of John Playford, Henry Purcell and others are played in a style which owes more to Nordic and British folk music than to conventional Classical music.

The salamander, to whom the band owes its name, is considered a fire spirit in ancient and medieval symbologies and mystery traditions – one of the four elemental spirits. The Salamander is, among other things, the embodiment of courage and resourcefulness.

In the spring of 2014 Salamander's debut album was released to critical acclaim in various Swedish media. A second album entitled "Como la Rosa", featuring Jewish folk music, is due for release in the spring of 2018.

In November 2014 Salamander became one of that year's recipients of the Katz Jewish Culture Award.


Marita Johansson: vocals and guitar
Jonas Liljeström: fiddle, ghatam and vocals
Kristofer Yffén: accordeon, mandolin, bouzouki, flute, harmonica, vocals"

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Group members

Marita Johansson: vocals, guitar
Jonas Liljeström: violinl, ghatam, vocals
Emil Pernblad: irish bouzouki