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Rao Trio - sin titulo
his Spanish trio of drums, bass and zanfona (hurdy gurdy) pushes the outside of the envelope with their thoroughly modern approach to folk music

Rudl trio - Rudl trio
Håkon Høgemo on Hardangar fiddle, Stefan Bergman on bass, Harald Skullerud on percussion

Trio Mio - Grevinden/Countess/Gräfin
The Trio Mio is back - now with new energy and one of the rising stars and most radiant lights in Scandinavian roots music today. Trio Mio is a band with its very own captivating style of energetic and elegant contemporary folk music - and with a twist of jazz and other genres. Kristine Heebøll, Violin and vocals; Peter Rosendal, Piano, wurlitzer, flugabone and vocals; Jens Ulvsand, bouzouki, guitar and guitar.

Fairy Tale Trio - Ultramarine
Unique folk insprired jazz from Bulgaria by a trio of Theodosii Spassov (kaval), Antoly Vapirov (sax) and Styoan Yankoulov (percussion, tupan) with Enver Izmailov on guitars on a few tracks

Tucan trio - Tucan
Israel based trio of guitar, flute and percussion, plus vocals, delves into an original interpretation of Brazilian and Latin music that is light and breezy, all acoustic and unique.

Le Trio Joubran - Randana
Palestinian musician and composer Samir Joubran - a master of the ud - is joined in duet and trio arrangements by his brothers Wissam Joubran, 20, and Adnan Joubran, 18.

Trio Fratres - Pictures at an Exhibition
A Finnish accordion trio of Raimo Vertainen, Heikki Jokiaho and Toni Hämäläinen tackles the classic Mussorgsky work, plus some piece by Tchaikovsky and Jokiaho. A must have for anyone interested in the extremes of the accordion!

Trio THG - Tungen ud af vinduet
The trio of Andreas Tophoj on violin, Sigurd Hockings on guitar, and Michael Graubaek on violin stick their "Tongue Out of the Window" on this excellent new folk disc from Denmark.

Trio Tekke and Dave De Rose - Zivo
The trio bring along a percussionist for their third recording. Formed in London in November 2005 by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras, vocals, and a member of Monsieuer Doumani), Lefteris Moumtzis (guitar, vocals) and Colin Somervell (double bass), the band experiments with a raw, acoustic reinvention of the rebetiko of Greece and beyond.

Anja Praest Trio - Resonans
A trio of talented Danish musicians, Anja Præst Mikkelsen (clarinets), Jesper Vinther (accordion) and Peter Marquard Sejersen (double bass) join up for an interesting journey through Danish tradition via Anja's original compositions.

Theodosii Spassov Trio - The Fish Are Praying For Rain
Theodosii Spassov has gained an international reputation for his virtuosic improvisations and innovative Balkan-jazz arrangements. His trio of kaval, piano, and drums weaves Bulgaria's famous crooked rhythms and cascading melodies into the jazz idiom.

Mats Berglund Trio - Mats Berglund Trio
Mats Berglund (fiddle, accordion and flute). Andreas Ralsgård (saxophone and flute). Leo Svensson (cello).

TrioTinus - Trio Tinus
Traditional Danish dance music inspired by the legendary dance band Æ'Tinusser. The trio is Carl Erik Lundgaard: cromatic accordion, mouth organ; Anders Ringgaard: trombone and Vagn Dahl Hansen: piano.

Erlend Viken Trio - Nykomlingen
Erlend Viken leads his trio on fiddle, Hardanger fiddle and vocals, with Marius Graff on guitar, electric guitar, banjo and lead vocals, and Leo Svensson Sander on cello and vocals. Three tracks include Oyvind Skarbo on drums

Three Metre Day - Coasting Notes
Three Metre Day is an original, Canadian roots music trio whose members are violinist Hugh Marsh, guitarist Don Rooke and pump organist and vocalist Michelle Willis. This debut for the Canadian trio is warm, intense and complex, offering songs both beautiful and edgy. Fans of The Henrys, take note!

Kristine Heebøll - Trio Mio
A remarkable trio of Danish violinist Kristine Heeboll, Swedish guitarist and bouzouki player Jens Ulvsand (of the band Avada) and Danish pianist and accordionist Nikolaj Busk perform from but not in the tradition, using the roots to generate modern modes inspired by jazz and classical as much as folk. The results are both elegant and energetic.

Jugalbandi trio - Brindiban
the label says: 'A subtle fusion between two great traditions of improvised musics: Northern India and jazz. Open minded, this trio plays an original and beautiful music. Indeed, all is deep and powerful in the second album of this intercontinental band, bringing the harmony of the piano to compositions written in the Indian complex rhytmic cycles.' Listen!

Jugalbandi trio - Brindiban
the label says: 'A subtle fusion between two great traditions of improvised musics: Northern India and jazz. Open minded, this trio plays an original and beautiful music. Indeed, all is deep and powerful in the second album of this intercontinental band, bringing the harmony of the piano to compositions written in the Indian complex rhytmic cycles.' Listen!

Impuls Trio - Bugge, Vinther and Bæk
Although all three are well established in other groups and as soloists, this is the first recording by the Danish trio of Kristian Bugge (violin), Jesper Vinther (accordion) and John Bæk (guitar, mandolin and vocals). They present a mix of tunes from old manuscripts, popular Danish folk dances and some original compositions. Listen

Trio Mio - Stories around a holy goat
Trio Mio continue to explore their Danish/Swedish connection with Kristine Heebøll Violin, backing vocals - Nikolaj Busk Piano, accordion, harmonium, melodica, pumporgan backing vocals, and Jens Ulvsand, Flat back bouzouki, guitar, vocals. This is the third and best recording so far by this remarkable ensemble. Highly Recommended.

Tango Negro Trio - La Vuelta del Malon
Conceived by pianist, vocalist and composer Juan Carlos Caceres, with "El Tero" Buschini and Marcelo Russillo, the trio explores an alternative history of tango, a body of work Caceres has been restlessly building since 1968, the year in which he moved from his native Buenos Aires to Paris. In the liner notes, Caceresdeclares that wuth this new recording he wants to update the cultural traditions still present in the region of the Rio De La Plata estuary in Argentina.

Gjermund Larsen - Salmeklang
The Norwegian fiddler explores Nordic hymns as played by fiddler Hilmar Alexandersen (1902-93) and the Norwegian-Swedish cross-border folk music tradition. Performed by the Gjermund Larsen Trio (Sondre Meisfjord, double bass · Andreas Utnem, grand piano), with the trio Nordic - Magnus Zetterlund (mandolin), Erik Rydvall (keyed harp) and Anders Löfberg (cello).

Zenobia - Fra Fynske Kyster - Zenobia spiller Carl Nielsen
Zenobia is a Danish folk trio, that plays both well known Danish folk songs and modern compositions. The music embraces elements of folk, jazz and tango. For their 2013 release, the trio interprets a wide range of songs from the famous Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

TREF - Dampf
The Belgian accordion trio becomes a quartet: Bruno Le Tron, Didier Laloy and Wim Claeys on the diatonic accordion and Frédéric Malempré on percussion. These 4 musicians hold an open conversation with traditional rhythms, jazzy harmonies, touching melodies and rocking grooves. Accordion trio n' drums extraordinaire! Listen! and Listen!

H3FK - Nubiska Natter
Mixing influences from the likes of John Coltrane and Anouar Brahem with their own unique style, this ensemble offers an unorthodox vision. The group started out as a double trio mixing modern jazz with Arabic folk music, but have now reached a point where the borders are blurred and the feeling is completely natural and original. The compositions are written for the whole ensemble, but also includes trio and quartet pieces, with elements of Arabic, Middle-Eastern, Gypsy and Swedish folk and pop.

Dwight Lamb, Jensen and Bugge - Live in Denmark 2013 (Part Two)
Since their first CD in 2010 the fairytale with Dwight Lamb has continued and has taken trio trio far and wide. Jensen & Bugge went to Quebéc to play at a festival and at a restaurant in town Mette started talking to a Scottish accordion player. He started telling her a story that he had heard at a festival in California: two young Scandinavian musicians found an old forgotten treasure of a folk music repertoire out on the Midwest prairie.

Celli and Kim - No World (Trio) Improvisations
Features the music of composer/double reed virtuoso Joseph Celli and Korean-American composer/performer Jin Hi Kim, in collaboration with five brilliant new music/world music improvisers, resulting in five uniquely individualistic trio improvisations. The music crosses the borders of new, experimental, and world musics, with each work developing a distinct musical statement. This is the second No World Improvisations release by the Celli and Kim duo, who are joined by adventurous improvisers Adam Plack, didgeridoo; Mor Thiam, African percussion; Shelley Hirsch, voice; Malcolm Goldstein, violin; and Alvin Curran, electronics. All of the pieces reflect the strong individuality of the musicians creating them, ranging in sound from a meditative trance state to hyper downtown improv

Moller, Willemark and Gudmundson - Frifot
The first recording by this trio, from 1990, is still considered one fo the classic of the new-folk movement.

Fotefar and Håvard Lund - Fest
FEST is the first CD from the folk trio Fotefar (Footprints) and clarinet player Håvard Lund. The trio is Lena Jinnegren, Bendik Lund Haanshus and Ragnhild Furebotten. Lena, from Sweden, has deep roots in rock, folk music and folk ballads. Ragnhild was nominated for the same award in 2008 for her solo CD "Endelig vals" (Finally a waltz). Bendik trained at the music conservatory in Trondheim, and plays in the group KADO and the tango music band Orangutango. Håvard is artist in residence for the cultural centre in Troms county, and now has a permanent position there as a musician, composer and arranger. He has played with the band Farmers Market, with Frode Fjellheim of Transjoik and collaborated with Trygve Seim.

Turlu Tursu - The All Weathers Country
On this third album, Turlu Tursu doesn't play anymore arranged traditional tunes, but proposes a repertoire made of highly groovy compositions. To go on with their very personal sound, this trio kept in mind the various traditions of accordion from all over the world (from the Brazilian Forro to the Italian tarantella, through oriental modes, Swedish music, and many more). If the themes played by Fabian on accordion remind us the tradition of this instrument, his choruses make anyone thinks to electric guitar or Hammond organ. Nicolas' bass is filled with astonishing melodies, and Etienne's way of playing drums is very emotional, although incredibly powerful. The Indian bamboo flute played by Fabian took a very important place in this new repertory. An dynamic album with a profusion of ideas, true to the reputation that the trio built in its concerts. Listen

Djanbutu Thiossane - Ass, Mass and Pap
Senegalese trio of singers Ass, Mass and Pap N'Diaye with a small ensemble

Jon Eberson Trio - Born to be Slow
Norwegian guitarist Jon Eberson with vibraphonist Rob Waring and bassist Carl Morten Iverson.

Emmanuel Pariselle - La Nonchalante
la bergere accordionist steps to the front, joined by his partners in the trio, Silvie Berger and Julien Biget, plus a few friends, for a unique recording of new music.

Gjermand Larsen Trio - Reise
2013 release by the Norwegian fiddler with Andreas Utnem on piano and harmonium and Sondre Meisfjord on bass. English notes by Fiona Talkington included.

Gjermund Larsen Trio - Akomst
Gjermund Larsen on fiddle, Andreas Utnem on piano and harmonium, and Sondre Meisfjord on bass

Norron - Ojeblikket
Norrøn is a new Danish trio that produces music that uses the roots to challenge the ear. Their CD Øjeblikket features Pia Nygaard on the violin; Nina Veng on the flutes and pipes; and Anja Præst Mikkelsen on the clarinets.

Tindra and Kroke - Live in Forde
The Norwegian folk-root trio meets the driving Polish band in a live concert. Not as improbable a paring as it might seem, they mesh and clash with energy and grace.

Drobinska - Guie De Cirnat
GUiE DE C and Icirc;RNAT is a unique recording by a trio led by Russian musician Oleg Drobinsky, a rich acoustic look at Balkan music performed on kaval, gaida (bagpipes), clarinet, accordion, cello and voices.

Norchestra - Norchestra
A trio of classical/jazz musicians from Norway, Alf Wilhelm Lundberg on guitar and piano; Kjetil Lundø on bass, and Tore Jamne on drums. Listen

Utla - Song
The trio UTLA presents new aspects of sound and imaginary journeys through Norwegian landscapes. Free improvisation and deep folk roots make this a unique sound, performed on saxophones, horns, percussion and hardangar fiddle. This recording also features vocalist Berit Opheim.

Ellika Solo Rafael - NOW
Swedish fiddler Ellika Frisell and Senegalese kora player Solo Cissokho expand to a trio with Mexican percussionist Rafael Sida Huizar on their latest acoustic gem.

Zenobia - Blot En Ild
The 2017 release by this Danish trio of women is an elegant set of 16 instrumental compositons and lyrical songs, some from classical texts, all original music set for accordion, piano and voices. The booklet contains full lyrics in Danish, and a synopsis of each song in English.

Kersti Ståbi - Ute blåser sommarvind
Kersti Ståbi sings the songs of Alice Tegnér, the Swedish icon of children's music, accompanied by the folk trio Nordic (Anders Löfberg on cello, Erik Rydvall on nyckelharpa and Magnus Zetterlund on mandolin and munspel.)

Dreamers' Circus - Second Movement
The Danish trio (Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin; Ale Carr, cittern; Nikolaj Busk, piano & accordion) returns with their second recording of cross-genre folk music. Guests include a folk choir and The Danish String Quartet

Monsieur Doumani - Sikoses
The stunning second release by this Cypriot trio is as punchy and political as the first. A brilliant mix of acoustic folk music and modern sensibilities, peppered with musical and lyrical humor. This is RootsWorld's 'Music of the Month' selection for June, 2015 and your full purchase goes to support the magazine and radio program.

Trio Mio - Pigeon Folk Pieces
The second effort by the Danish tro led by violinist Kristine Heeboll with Jens Ulvsand on bouzouki and guitar and Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion. A touch of the contemporary avant garde meets the deeply traditional folk in a recording that is .

Crane Dance Trio (Eden, Perez, Simonson) - flyger igen
Mats Eden (violin, strings), Jonas Simonson (flutes) and Mattias Perez (guitar) join forces for a set of original compositions by all of the players, plus two traditional songs.

Zig Zag Trio - When the bees are gathering honey
The Gypsy wedding music of Bulgaria has been made famous by the likes of Yunakov and Papasov, but this ensemble is every bit their equal as they thunder through Gypsy music, crazy jazz and wild improvisations on accordion, tupan, percussion and guitar. Highly Recommended!

Akku - Akku
The trio AKKU has been inspired by the musical traditions of the North: its sounds and vocal techniques. Most of the compositions on the album include fragments of traditional music that have been adapted and further developed. Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, voice; Elfi Sverdrup, voice; Lars Andreas Haug, tuba, voice.

The English Country Blues Band - Unruly
These tracks from their two albums and one single feature the core trio of Maggie Holland, Rod Stradling and Ian Anderson, regular members Chris Coe, Sue Harris and John Maxwell, and guests including Nic Jones, John Kirkpatrick, Dave Peabody and Danny Stradling. Special additonal song by Bob Copper.

Trio Mio - Love and Cigars
The 2011 release by this now well-established ensemble solidifies their standing as one of the true 'new routes' travelers of Denmark. Kristine Heebøll (violin and vocals), Nikolaj Busk (piano, accordion, harmonium) and Jens Ulvsand (bouzouki, guitar, vocals) have put together another strong set of contemporary roots recordings, both elegant and gritty.

various artists: Norway - Norske Turdansar 5 - Turdansar Frå Trøndelag
performers: Einar Olav Larsen; Vegar Vårdal; Hilde Sørnæs; Geir Egil Larsen; Einar Olav Larsen Trio

Boot - Soot
Boot is Hållbus Totte Mattsson (mandora, Baroque lute, from Hedningarna), Ola Bäckström (violin, bouzouki, well known fiddler and member of Swap) and Samuel Andersson (percussion, hurdy-gurdy, octave violin; from Hedningarna, Godrun), three well respected Swedish musicians who are familiar with tradition in a powerful new trio recording.

Ragnhild Furebotten Trio - Finally waltz
Music from Northern Norway with Ragnhild Furebotten ( fiddle) with Frode Haltli (accordion) and Gjermund Larsen (cello and viola). With this recording Norwegian fiddler Furebotten delivers an exciting debut under her own name, in a decidely contemporary style of folk music.

Habbadam - Still Young
The Danish trio of Ditte Fromseier Mortensen (fiddle), Hanna Wiskari (saxophones) and Sigurd Hockings (guitar) maybe be thirty-somethings now, but they are as fresh as ever in this interpretive folk music recording. True folk roots and an adventurous spirt assure their youthful verve as they play and sing their way through 13 wonderful songs.

Tim Sparks - At the Rebbe's Table
Guitarist Tim Sparks chooses a surprising program of Jewish music from around the world. Lilting melodies to tickle the soul. Harmonies and rhythm to make you dance. Special guests Marc Ribot and Erik Friedlander join Tim's trio from Tanz for some intimate duets and complex band arrangements. Radical Jewish Culture series.

Einar Olav Larsen Trio - Lysblain
A Norwegian repertoire based on elegant fiddling and restrained piano with acoustic bass. Einar Olav Larsen, Fiddle; Daniel Trostrup Røssing, Piano; Audun Larsen, Accustic Bass

Bragr - Danmarkar'n
A trio of strings and percussion, Bragr features Swedish guitarist and nyckelharpa player Perry Stenbäck, and two Danes - percussionist Christine Dueholm and Jesper Frost Bylling on acoustic bass. All provide vocals on some tracks. They blend tradtional music from regions in both countries, and make them personal and unique.

Cardamome - Calligraphie
A Cardamome performance is a musical journey that awakens in us images, stories and emotions. Cardamome is the balanced sound of a 'classical' trio for the benefit of another music. It combines ingredients from jazz, classical music and world music in order to create a personal universe that speaks to each and every one of us.A universe where the imaginary takes wing.

various, Norway - Norsk Brygg
A nice collection of "new routes" from Norway, some old, some new, from a 1979 chestnut to 2011 "up and coming" music. Valkyrien Allstars, String Sisters, Chateau Neuf Spelemannslag, Blåmann Blåmann, Tre Nyhus, Gjermund Larsen Trio, Dvergmål, Åse Teigland, Sven Nyhus Kvartett, Slinkombas, Bruvoll And Halvorsen, Bukkene Bruse and others

Flukt - Drufiacc
On the second CD by this wonderful Norwegian group traditional Nordic music meets classical and blues, driven by a trio of fiddle, accordion and percussion to produce a compelling and driving sound. The purest of tunes and the simplest of moods exemplifies the mastery of Sturla Eide fiddle (hardangerfiddle), Øivind Farmen (accordion) and Håvard Sterten (percussion).

Oleman - Oleman
Oleman is a Swedish-Norwegian trio consisting of three melody players and a singer. Together they make playful, lively and danceable music of forgotten and unforgettable songs from the border between Sweden and Norway. Emma Johansson voice and flutes (Sweden), Olof Misgeld, fiddle and viola (Sweden), and Anette Thorsheim, diatonic button accordion (Norway).

Ensemble Sinigaglia - La crava mangia ij more
Enrico Negro, Mario Cosco, and Ignazio Viola are three skilled guitarists from Turin, already known by classical-music enthusiasts as Trio Vivaldi. But since music has no strict borders, it was not difficult for themn to trespas into the folk repertoire. Their guitars' melodies intertwine with Paola Lombardo's perfect voice to pay tribute to Leone Sinigaglia, the great father of the traditional Piedmontese patrimony of songs.

Various - Spring in Niavaran
During May and June 2004, everal concerts in Teheran focused on meetings between Iranian artists and European artists Bazar Bla (Sweden), Hamon Martin Quartet (France), Christophe Joneau Trio (France), Persiano (Iran, Norway). This recording features both indivdual works and jamm-session collaborations among the artists.

Zenobia - Midnat
Zenobia is a Danish folktrio that plays well-known Danish folksongs and original compositions. With varied backgrounds in folk, jazz, popular song, Argentine tango, the trio of Louise Støjberg - vocal; Mette Kathrine Jensen - accordion; and Charlotte Støjberg - piano offer a unique and subtle new music.

Tanga - Madagascar: Le Tresor des Ancetres
Tanga is a troupe of Betsilio musicians from the southern Madagascar Highlands. The band's namesake Tanga comes from a line of musicians; his grandfather played a gourd-zither, while his father favored the accordion. Once he switched to kabasy (a tenor mandolin-sized lute), he formed a trio with his brothers, Tanga, which has since swelled to a large collection of singers, musicians, and dancers spanning at least two generations. This is their first album.

Simon and Olle Simonsson, Kjell-Erik Eriksson - Drängkammarlåtar (Farm-hand Tunes)
The trio plays music that was in fashion among country people in Sweden at the beginning of this century. Simon and Kjell-Erik (of Hoven Droven) play the fiddle as well as Simon's brother Olle, who also ccompanies on zither and guitar. Most of the tunes come from the fiddlers from andAulvdalen in Dalecarlia and Offerdal in Jamtland.

Fru Skagerrak - Fru Skagerrak
This trio of women from Denmark, Sweden and Norway call their music 'Scandinavian Raw Folk,' and their repertoire consiste of music and songs chosen among the rich music and song traditions of Scandinavia, as well the members' original compositions. They play fiddles and 5 -stringed fiddle, recorder and vocals.

Braten-Berg, Mazur and Willemark - Stemmenes skygge
Norwegian Kirsten Bråten Berg (vocals, jew's harp), Sweden's Lena Willemark (vocals, violin, viola), and Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur join together for is going to be one of the great Nordic recordings of 2005. 'Voices' Shadow' is a pure trio recording, unadorned and yet ornate in structure, deeply rooted in tradition and yet almost avant garde in performance, and a total joy to listen to.

Zenobia - I Vintermorkets Hal
The Danish trio calls I Vintermørkets Hal an album "for all winters - from all our winters. From the magically Christmassy ones when we were little girls, over those shrouded in picturesque snow to those rainy and stormy ones." On voice, piano and accordion (with many guests adding all sorts of other instruments), Zenobia offer spritely dances, sad stories and joyous celebrations of the winter's cold pleasures. Sometimes rustic, sometimes elegant, the music speaks of winter in any language and any country.

Ponk - Postfolklor
This trio brings together Czech, Slovak and Moravian folk lore with a contemporary acoustic touch. At the heart of the band is the hammered dulcimer or zither known as the cimbalom, a tool common to many eastern European traditions. But musician Eduard Tomastík pushes the instrument into a new range of more modern sounds, carried by the vocals, bass and violin of bandmates Michal Krystynek and Jakub Nozicka. This is a RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' selection, and helps support the radio program and magazine.

Anders Rosen, Per-Olof Moll, Kalle Almlof - Hopp Tussilunta, Tunes from Särna II
On half of the tracks we hear solo playing by Anders Rosén. Per-Olof Moll plays first violin on the duo and trio numbers, and also solo violin on some tracks. Kalle Almlöf is heard on the 2nd violin on a few tunes.

Freddy Eichelberger, Michel Godard and Ludus Modalis - Une Messe pour la Saint-Michel et tous les saints anges
This recording recreates the 'Ordinary' of a seventeenth-century Catholic Mass, during which the organ and the choir continuously respond, with parts entirely improvised by the choir as well as the organ.Freddy Eichelberger, orgue; Michel Godard, serpent and the vocal trio Ludus Modalis

Deltas - Ligerian Blues
Deltas, from Angers France, was formed by guitarist Vincent Erdeven and violinist/kora player Richard Bourreau (from Lo'Jo). They are now a trio with ngoni player/singer Andra Kouyaté, originally of Bamako. Thus, the imagery of the word 'Ligerian' (a seeming portmanteau of the Loire and Niger rivers) evokes a symbolic merging of the geographic and musical origins of the musicians themselves, while the group's name recalls the Mississippi delta, the hallowed source of the blues.

Kásir - Chilling on a Sunday
The Denmark-based trio plays bodhran, accordion, whistles, guitar, mandolin and vocals, joined on some tracks by piano, fiddle or bass, in a set of 11 mostly original tunes based on Irish tradition. Oisin Walsh - bodhrán and shaker; Rune Cygan Barslund - accordion and whistles; Aske Fuglsang Ruhe - guitar, vocals and mandolin

Gjermund Larsen Trio - Aurum
One of the young lions of Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, Larsen creates a folk-rooted but modern music. He is joined on this recording by Andreas Utnem - piano; and Sondre Meisfjord - bass. Larsen has composed all the songs, and although traditional music provides his main source of inspiration, he doesn't compose in a strictly traditional style, being influenced by Baroque music, jazz, contemporary music, pop, rock, bluegrass and other Scandinavian folk music.

Appellation Controlee - Appellation Controlee
A trio of hudry-gurdys and accordion, Appellation Contrôlée plays contemporary music on instruments linked to ancient and traditional music. The hurdy gurdies provide an archaic soundscape: the strings struck by a wheel produce not only a melody but also a non-stop drone, a type of polyphony dating from the Middle Ages. The instruments used by this group are modern, electro-acoustic reconstructions of ancient originals.This subtle application of electronics is an integral part of their music.

V.Poulsens Kapel - Fanden er los
The 2005 release of Fanden er løs celebrates the 25th anniversary of this marvelous traditional ensemble of piano, fiddle, mundharpe and accordion. Simple, straightforward dance tunes from Denmark are the order of the day, with a side of Quebec and Cape Breton to keep it sprightly. Un-affected folk music for dancing and listening by the trio of Valdenar Poulsen (aka Jes Kroman), Vagn Poulsen (aka Sonnich Lydom) and Vera Poulsen (aka Malene Daniel Beck).

Karsten Troyke - Dus Gezang fun mayn harts
Singer and indefatigable promoter of Yiddish language and culture in his home town Berlin, Karsten Troyke does not care so much about where the tango originally comes from. His distinctive style refers to the Jewish theatre and cabaret song of the Twenties and early Thirties just as to the renaissance of the Yiddish 'Schlager' ofn the Fifties, and after all his art has that brightness you will not find while searching it. He is accompanied by Trio SCHO (Gennadi Dessiatnik, violin, backing vocals; Valeri Khoryshman, accordion; Michael Jach, double bass and guest musician Jan Hermerschmidt on clarinet.

Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis - NYN
About this 2016 release by the Greek roots-pop trio, Nondas Kitsos wrote in RootsWorld: "With NYN, Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis have created an absolutely wonderful reprise to their Greekadelia. Here they are, addressing the meltdown of Greece by offering music of incomparable beauty and inventiveness." Deep folk roots, rich poetry and a remarkable neo-psychedelic sound bring it all together. This is a RootsWorld CD choice. These CDs are donated by theh labels and artists to help RootsWorld raise money to remain online and on the air. All of your purchase goes to support those efforts.

Kristine Heeboll - 10 Point
The Danish fiddler (of Trio Mio and Phonix) steps back to the front on her 2007 release of original tunes, backed by an impressive ensemble from around Scandinavia: Dan Gisen Malmquist (clarinet and bass clarinet), Peter Eget (harmonika), Ditte Fromseier (violin and bratsch), Andreas Tophøj (violin) and Cecillie Hyldgaard (cello). The sounds run from elegant to exhuberant, and Heebøll once again shows that she has what it takes to bring Danish folk music to the frontline of Nordic roots music.

Morild - Dromte mig en drom
On Drømte mig en drøm Morild present Danish songs in new wrapping. In a blend of folk, jazz and modern grooves, the trio of musicians playing drums, bass, saxophone and keyboards (with guest fiddler Makiko Hirabayashi) interpret traditional songs - tales of faith, hope, love, life and death. This may be pretty smooth for the more 'folk' listener, but their mix of sharp instrumental skills and a fantastic lead singer, Anne Duehoim, help keep this recording from falling into a mainstream jazz trap.

Vrang - SaeterSoul
Lee Blackstone writes, 'The Norwegian trio features Jon Hjellum Brodal, Tuva Faerden, and Maja Gravermoen Toresen on hardanger fiddles, fiddles, lyres, and the occasional mandolin. Their full-length debut is beautifully produced, with plenty of space and depth that let the low mellow tones of the hardanger fiddle grow and the sprightly lyres shine. They combine a minimalist approach and a sly pop sensibility. They can sometimes remind the listener of Groupa with tunes that nod to their coloring and percussive romps. Vrang sparkle, and they are a band full of promise.' This is the RootsWorld Music of the Month selection for May, 2017. Highly recommended!

Fra de mollstemte skoger - Så lengji du kjæm att
The Norwegian trio of Tove Dalbakk (voice, violin, cello), Hege Nylund (voice, washboard) and Annar By (vocals, guitar) have set tone peoms to music, by writers in their home region of Hedmark. They say of the project: "Inspiration for the melodic material include Norwegian and Swedish folk traditions and the powerful, rough and often melancholic traditional music in Hedmark. This is what we thought best fit the poems about short, long awaited summers, long winters and miles of forests has left its mark on both poetry and music." Listen

Meta Meta - MM3
'With MM3, this Sao Paolo-based trio, active since 2008, are joined once again by a bassist and drummer for spastic, genre-defying blasts that place them in the center of a vibrant Brazilian music scene. The record skitters between post-punk, gruff, avant sax flutters, raw guitar pulsations, and an ability to shift tempo that's military precise. For those who hear Brazil and think samba, candomble, or Tropicalia's freakier moments, this record might come as a surprise. From experimental synth to Favela proibidao rap, Metá Metá are one more component of a scene that's at least partially a reaction to the chaos and breakdowns pervading their city.' - Bruce Miller in RootsWorld

Zephyr - October Ocean
From the review in RootsWorld: 'Görån Mansson, Jonas Simonson (from Groupa), and Richard Ekre Suzzi utilize a variety of wind instruments from Sweden and afar, such as the bamboo Bansuri flute. An all-flute trio can certainly have an ethereal sound, as the band demonstrates but Zephyr go well beyond such stereotyping and they construct compositions that indulge in world music influences. They are also a remarkably percussive group, the melodic washes are undergirded by deep tones that, combined, lend a slightly Asian air. Zephyr make a compelling and intriguing showcase for the power and universality of, and experimentation possible with, wind instruments.'

Mats Eden, Daniel Sanden-Warg, Leif Stinnerbom, Magnus Stinnerbom - Anno 2010
An award winning album of folk fiddling from Sweden by a quartet of masters. Andrew Cronshaw wrote in his fRoots review: 'For some they play all together, for some they split into duos, trio or solo, on fiddles, the sympathetic-stringed viola d'amore and violin d'amore whose incorporation into Swedish folk music have stemmed largely from the work of these musicians, or adding in moraharpa, diatonic accordion and harmonica. No bass instruments, just the dense textures of all those harmonising and droning bowed strings and wheezing reeds, and massive drive.'

Ambrogio Sparagna - Fermarono i Cieli
In the middle of the 18th century Alfonso Maria de' Liguori and his Redemptorist priests introduced hymns both in the local dialect and in Italian, based on popular songs, to teach the basics of Christianity. Many of the songs were related to Christmas-tide celebrations, as well as lullabies, pastorales for the zampogna (Italian bag-pipes), alms-seeking chants, and others. Sparagna preserves the original spirit of these traditional folk prayers with Peppe Servillo and a female vocal quintet, accompanied by the eclectic instrumentalist Erasmo Treglia and an trio featuring a giant zampogna (bagpipe), along with harmonium, tamburelli, organetto (accordion), ciaramella, ghironda, oboe barocco, violino and more.

Robert Black - State Of The Bass
The contemporary bass master performs on the traditional doublebass, the electric bass guitar, the electronic upright bass and the MIDI base. Black strums, picks, slaps, hugs and plucks music out of these instruments with both a wild emotional abandon, as well as an intellectual control. The recording includes the compositions Two in the Hand by Robert Zvonar, Composed Improvisation for Steinberger Bass Guitar and Snare Drum by John Cage, Radio Sonata by James Sellars, Piece #1 for Doublebass and Tape by Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Big and Cheap by Amy Knoles, Mirrors by Paul Dresher and Trio by Richard Zvonar and Robert Black.

Three Cane Whale - Palimpsest
A unique intstrumental trio from England features Alex Vann - mandolin, bowed psaltery, bouzouki, zither, banjo, dulcimer; Pete Judge - trumpet, cornet, dulcitone, harmonium, lyre, glockenspiel, tenor horn; Paul Bradley - acoustic guitar, miniature harp. You'll hear some strains of this music that will remind you of Spiro (with whom they share a member) or the late, great Simon Jeffes and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, but there is a much wider, deeper range of music here, an original streak the evokes landscape and sky. This CD was donated by the artists to support the publication and broadcasts of RootsWorld, so all proceeds go to support the magazine and radio program.

various - Thracian Rhapsody: The New Wedding Music in Bulgaria
The music that has come to be known as 'Bulgarian wedding music' has always been a strange mix of odd bedfellows. Jazz, folk songs, popular and ancient dances all seem to be brought together in this music. The set features unique recordings (not release don other CDs) by big names and small: Ivo Papazov and singer Yildiz Ibrahimova, the Christo Yotsov Trio, led by drummer and percussionist Yotsov with Nedyalko Nedyalkov on kaval and Stoyan Yankulov on tupan, clarinetist Philip Simonov with the ensemble Tristenik, clarinetist Mladen Malakov and Bisery, with Aliyosha Shibelev (accordion) and Matiyo Dobrev (kaval), and a searing gaida solo by Alexander Raitchev finishes it all off. Originally released in 1999. Highly recommended.

Uhrbrand-Lydom-Cahill - Spring, with Mats Vingin and Peter Rosendal
Originally formed as a trio in 1998. Peter Uhrbrand, Sonnich Lydom and Sèamus Cahill has now been joined by two outstanding jazz musicians Mads Vinding (bass) and Peter Rosendal (piano) in what can only be described as a rare meeting of musical genres, that of folk and jazz. In a sense Spring is not only a meeting of different musical styles, but also a meeting of the great traditions of Nordic and Celtic music. One of the band members is an Irishman now settled in Denmark and so it seemed natural that songs from the Irish tradition should also be included on this CD. ULC's choice of material blends beautifully together.

Svestar - Svestar
This trio of Danish musicians will grab your attention and your heart in the first few bars. Really, try it. Svestar is Anne Roed Refshauge, vocals; Marie Sønderby, piano; and Kirstine Sand, fiddle. They play old Danish folk songs and ballads (viser) along with their own new material, about love and - more often the case - unrequited love. All three musicians studied at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Denmark and have backgrounds in both classical and traditional music. The mix of backgrounds gives a new and exciting angle to the old folk songs. Svestar is an old Nordic word for "Sister." Guest musicians: Torben Sminge on flugelhorn; Kirstine Elise Pedersen on cello.

Sabine Meyer and Trio di Clarone - Paris Mecanique
Paris Mécanique presents unique small works from the early 20th century in new arrangements done especially for Sabine Meyer, her clarinet playing colleagues and Pierre Charial's 156-pipe mechanical barrel organ. Most of these compositions date from 'les années folles', the 'crazy years' of Paris, when classical composers discovered music-hall, exoticism and early jazz were en vogue and the Ballets Russes and Les Six reigned supreme. The historical range of the album's compositions stretches from 1900 (Erik Satie's 'Jack in the Box') to 1968 (Ennio Morricone's soundtrack melody, 'A L'Aube'). New pieces written mainly by Michael Riessler and inspired by the moods and motifs of old music are also included.

Tindra - Moder Norge
'Moder Norge' (Mother Norway') is the new album from the Norwegian female folk trio, a collection of vocal treasures from Rogaland - traditional folk songs with love, tragedy, fantasy and humour. The musicians are Tindra is Aashild Vetrhus (vocals), Jorunn Marie R. Kvernberg (violin / fiddle), and Irene Tillung Voss (accordion).The artists write: 'On the album Moder Norge, we wish to present folk music from Rogaland played our way. For many years, Ruth Anne Moen has collected, transcribed, and transmitted tunes and songs for the folk music archive in Rogaland. We owe her and her sources a debt of gratitude, as we've greatly enjoyed exploring the archive's collections in the development of this album.'

Camilla Susann Haug - Noen ganger blått
Camilla Susann Haug's first album is filled to the brim with poetry and potent jazz. Her CD "Noen ganger blått" (Sometimes blue) puts her in the long ranks of talented artists making their debut on the KKV label. Camilla has written all the melodies and some of the lyrics herself. Other lyricists include famous Norwegian poets Inger Hagerup and Stein Mehren. Helge Lien on piano heads the trio accompanying and developing Camilla's themes with playful and bold enthusiasm, creating the record's tasteful and inspired jazz expression, with Frode Berg on bass and Knut Aalefjær on drums. The album was recorded at Fagerborg Studio in Oslo. Her debut as a composer was at the Prøysen festival/"Blåklokkevikua" (The Bluebell Week) in 2002 with new melodies set to texts by Norwegian favourite Alf Prøysen for children in a show called "Vet du hva du kommer til å få" (Do you know what you'll get). She has also participated at a number of folk song festivals and given a solo concert where she sang her own songs. Camilla has

Fjarin - Mixtur
Fjärin is a trio of two Danish musicians - Søren Stensby (violin) and Kasper Ejlerskov Leonhardt (guitar) - and Swedish/Estonian bass player Johannes Vaht. On their second album they also feature three additional musicians - on accordion and flute Rune Cygan Barslund, who plays in the band Kasír; on the piano it is Oscar Johansson, who plays jazz in Copenhagen; and the Norwegian singer Mia Marlen Berg, who last year won a Danish Music Award with the group IKI for best vocal jazz release 2011. All the compositions on this album are new material . Fjärin believes that folk music has not stagnated, but can and will renew itself and be mixed with other genres. Violist Stensby explains the title of the album: "'The album is a mixture of all the music which has inspired us though the years." Fjärin belong to the new generation of folk musicians, searching their individual musical roots, to create a musical expression that gathers music traditions of Sweden, Denmark and Estonia, but also keep themselves open to improvisation and new thinking.

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