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Henning Andersen with Marit Mattisgard - Underlege makter
The songs of the church bells of Valdres, Norway, performed by this duo on voices, fiddles, jews harp, folk flutes, zithers and of course, the bells of Valdres themselves. The artists say: "The bells ring: From time immemorial the church bells have rung in to festival and feat, to sorrow and joy. For people here in Norway the church bells have been a sound and safe landmark for over a thousand years. Over the years they have served various purposes but primarily have been God's voice here on earth. They have summoned the congregation to church service, baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals. Gradually they gained other duties than the sacral as they were used to warn of war and mobilisation, accidents and catastrophes. The bells marked the passing hours, the start and end of the working day and the commencement of church holidays when tired bodies could rest."

Mattisgard and Rĝine - Sudan Dudan
Two well-respected young musicians from Norway, Marit Mattisgard and Anders E. Rĝine present their voices surrounded by the stark plucked and bowed sounds of guitars, langeleik (Norwegian zither), fiddle, banjo and mandolin, focusing on strong melodies that are traditional, yet brand new - unknown works found in archives and old transcripts or collected from living sources in remote mountain areas. Sudan Dudanoffers broadside ballads, comic ballads, lullabies and other traditional songs that they have subtitled "folk songs, terribly sad songs of lost love, bitter tears and a rambling father," in a unique and ultimately charming set of duets.

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