Northern Light ventures a unique cross over: Irish Folk merged with traditional music from Sweden and Norway. Newly arranged and transformed into a fascinating live act, an evening full of stirring songs and surprising instrumental pieces awaits the audience. Smooth ballads taking the listener to the North of Ireland are followed by fast-paced dance music from Sweden - before the band melts Swedish and Irish melodies into a breath-taking, entirely new piece of music. The show these four internationally experienced musicians are putting on makes for an unforgettable evening - dreamy ,fast-paced, romantic, full of virtuosity. 



DAILY GROWING is (most likely) a traditional song from Scotland. An arranged marriage with a groom who is 10 years younger than his bride - and a tragical case of death... sounds very Scottish, doesn't it? 

Coming from different folk genres, these four internationally experienced musicians have joined forces to develop a unique new sound with Northern Light. All four of them are amongst the top players of their instruments - and they are always willing to take the next stop in finding new arrangements and turning every live concert into an unforgettable experience for their audience.

Franziska Mueller

Lead-Vocals / accordIon

Franziska is a studied singer and accordion player. She grew up in a classical environment but early on found her musical home in the accordion music of Norway, from where she explored the entire musical north of Europe. 

Michael poelchau

Fiddle / Vocals

Michael grew up in a musical family in Dallas, Texas. He spent some time on classical and rock music stages but has found his musical home in folk music long ago. 

Steffen Gabriel

Flute / BAGPIPES / Vocals

Steffen plays European folk music on the flute and on the pipes - this passion has already led him through all of Europe, the US and Australia. He is also a professional builder of traditional Irish Wooden Flutes.

tobias kurig


With his large open tuned Bouzouki, Tobias has spent much time on German and international folk stages during the last two decades. His virtuoso, tight accompaniment creates a unique foundation for the Northern Light arrangements.

GLALATEN -  FIVE SHOTS OF HAPPINESS "The Happy Song", the first tune of this set, comes from Sweden. The second tunes is written by our friend Gudrun Walther (CARA). 

FJELLVAK , "The mountain bird", is a traditional song from Norway, and takes the audience into a completely different world. It is usually played on the Hardanger Fiddle. 

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Franziska Müller

Berdel 51

48291 Telgte

T 0160 439 666 4



Stage Plan
Northern Light Stage Plan 2018 ENGLISH.p
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Technical Rider
Northern Light Technical Rider 2018 ENGL
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