Ale Möller is the internationally acclaimed artist with a star status, not only in Sweden, but also on the large festival scenes around the world. A multi award winning Grammy artist, a legitimised legend and professor. It all started with a trumpet and a strong relationship to jazz in his youth years, that grew into a love affair with Greek music and continuing into a full blown relationship with the Swedish folk music in adulthood. Möller is a multi-instrumentalist that plays a wide range of instruments, from mandola to accordion to flute, shawm and bockhorn. But Ale Möller is most of all a musician who digs into the very core of the traditional music he encounters, be it Greek rembetiko or a stubborn Swedish polka.
Trying to count all the awards and achievements of Ale Möller is as impossible as trying to name all the instrument he masters. Here is a sample list from the past few years:
– 2018 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American organisation Folk Alliance International. Previously awarded to musicians like Bob Dylan, Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie.
– 2020 Ale led a large concert for the peace congress in Chine with 14 musicians from all over the world in Chengdu.
– 2021 Ale was awarded the Swedish governments honorary award in Swedish music export with the simple motivation (in short): ”Who has taken Sweden to the world, and the world to Sweden, like him?”.
– 2022 var Xeno Manía was nominated for a Swedish Grammy in the ”Best Folk music” category.
Ale is currently touring with his latest album Xenomaníaand his storytelling concert:
Ale Möller – 50 years on stage
Music and anecdotes from a lifelong journey around the world.
Sweden’s best multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller builds his own musical landscape, based on musical traditions from all around the world. Here he moves freely, cheered on by his own curiosity. Few can, like this musician and storyteller, create ecstatic joy - both on and off stage- With his musicians on stage, Ale treats the audience to harmonies, rhythms and anecdotes from the four corners of the world that he has collected during a long and exciting life on his musical journey.
Ale Möller: mandola, accordion, flutes, trumpet, shawm, bockhorn, and more.
Johan Graden: keyboard
Olle Linder: percussion, guitar