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Various Faroese artists - Traditional Music in the Faroe Islands 1950 - 1999
A production by French label Frémaux and Associés in collaboration with Tutl. A double CD produced by Kári Sverrisson and Kristian Blak covers the whole range of folk music in the Faroes, from informal group singing to various intstrumental traditions. Once CD covers Faroese language traditions, the second focuses on the Danish. English and French notes

Yggdrasil - Den Yderste O

Enekk - Fyra naetur fyri jol

Kristian Blak - Ravnating (studio recording)

Spaelimenninir - Umafter
Faroese folk and dance music ensemble

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Ravnating (Konsert)

Klakki - Lemon River
Jazz and folk influenced pop music from Faroe Islands

Spaelimenninir - Malargrot
The 2003 release of this Faroese folk legend brings more of their folk-rooted yet innovative spirit to life.

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - The Four Towers and Heygar of Dreygar
Two suites composed in 1983 and 1985 by Faroese artist Blak and perfoemed by his ensemble.

Kata - Tivils Dotur
Five Faroese singers, a capella and accompanied by a small ensemble, explore traditional songs of the Faroe Islands in new contexts.

various Faroese Artsists - Kingosangur
This is a documentary recording of traditional unaccompanied religious vocal music of the Faroe Islands. Some of the songs date at least as far back as the 17th century.

Spaelimenninir - Rekavidur / Hinvegin
Faroese folk and dance music ensemble. Two classic recordings (1984 and 1986) of Danish, American and Faroese music on one CD

Ro:toro - Handi Hullus / Khanty Madness
Estonia-based ensemble explores the music of the west-Siberian Khany and mansi people in an excellent, vibrat, often wild performances of this folk music.

various - Harmonikutururin 10 ár
Harmonikutúrurin is a result of an accordion trip with the passenger ship Norrøna. For several years this special music and dancing tour of the islands has been very popular among the passengers, and this CD gves you a bit of the feel of this Faroese ocean voyage, without the beer or the swells.

Kristian Blak - Fuglar, Fiskar & Folk
Faroese artist Kritian Blak has composed and performed a suite of short piano studies based on folk songs and tales of the title subjects, 'birds, fish and people.'

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Yggdrasil (Tree of Life)
Faoroese composer and musician Kristian Blak with the Nordic ensemble Yggdrasil and Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir.

Sula, with Andy Irvine - Over Seas
Eskil Romme, Rod Sinclair, Erling Olsen and their special guest Andy Irvine present 11 songs and tunes from Celtic and Scandinavian music traditions, blended to find their common historical background

Spaelimenninir i Hoydolum - A Ferd
On Á Ferð, the Faroese-American band Spælimenninir í Hoydølum are captured in live recordings from USA, Scotland, Orkney and the Faroes. Originally released in 1984, reissued on CD.

Various Faroese - Tradarbokin
Traðarbókin - Jógvan og Leifur Tróndarson is a 2 CD collection of field recordings of traditional Faroese music sung by brothers Jógvan and Leifur Tróndarson, recorded in the 1970s.

Holger Laumann and Plumm - Aller Aettir
Plúmm emerged as a band of very young and talented jazz musicians at the Havnar Jazzfelag (Tórshavn Jazz Club) in the early eighties. This CD they recorded with Danish saxophone player and composer Holger Laumann.

Afenginn - Retrograd
This unorthodox Danish small orchestra performs music that is high-energy, humorous and virtuoso bastard-ethno music: original folk music-based compositions containing odd meters, wildness, energy and catchy melodies, but also moments of meditation and melancholy. Thwre are hints of klezmer and other eastern European sounds, but the final mix is all their own

Sula - Fastland
The music is from the whole north Atlantic area… reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, hopsas and powerful songs. Rod Sinclair (Scotland) sings and plays guitar and 5-string banjo. Eskil Romme (Denmark) plays accordion, saxophone and pipes. Erling Olsen (Denmark) is a fiddler in the traditional Nordic style.

Kristian Blak / Birgittet Schnakenburg - Amaldus '12 klaverstykki' for solo piano
Faroese composer Kristian Blak presents 12 pieces for piano solo performed by Birgittet Schnakenburg

Afenginn - Opus
With mandolin, violin, clarinet, bass and drums, the Danish ensemble Afenginn have combined their roots in Scandinavian folk with the rhythms of Balkan music. On Opus, they move ever forward, with a bigger, almost orchestral sound, and a big vision for their music that spreads out over two CDs and over 80- minutes of rich, complex music.

Yggdrasil - Duologues
Faroese composer Kristian Blak creates new works with the Danish painter Anders Hjuler. They imagine "duologues' between ancient and modern figures from philosophy and literature (Beatrice and Dante; Munch and Nietzsche; Mandela and Dalia Lama, Lao Tse and Confucius) performed by the reknowned Nordic ensemble Yggdrasil.

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Risastova
The ensemble Yggdrasil embarks on its 25th year with an ensemble of musicians from Faroe isalnds and Estonia, and featuring Kari Sverrisson. They perform modern interpretations of traditional Faroese skjaldurs, ballads and hymns. There are also unusual compositions by Kristian Blak.

Yolariis - Yolariis
YOLARiiS is new folk music by Dan Svensson (percussion, melodeon, cittern, vocals, tenor banjo), Per Knagg (bass, vocals), Anna Elwing (vocals, fiddle, singing bowl) and Jens Ulvsand (bouzuki, vocals). Their music is defiantly modern and global, yet deeply imbued with the ancient melodies and rhythms of Sweden. highly recommended

Villu Veski and Tiit Kalluste - Sounds of the Nordic Islands II (Pohjala saarte haaled)
Saxophonist Villu Veski and accordionist Tiit Kalluste (both from Estonia) explore jazz and folk music through original compositions and improvisation. They are joined on this second expedition by Raimonds Macats (harmonica, vocals and keyboards), 'Mamba' Abdissa Assefa (percussion) and Taavo Remmel (bass)

Tellu, Kangas, Lyberth and Blak - Piniartut (The Hunters)
This powerful recording was produced by Tellu working with musicians from Finland, Greenland, Faroe Islands. Using themes of hunting and fishing as the core of the project, they move into an incredible circle of deeply ancient and wildly modern musical territories. highly recommended

Kristian Blak et al - Klaemint
Klæmint is a suite by Kristian Blak composed to be played in a grotto - Klæmintsgjógv - on the coast of Hestur, Faroe Islands. The music is recorded on location May-August 1998. Klæmint is a common man's name on the island of Hestur, originating from the latin Clemens - 'mild, gentle'.

Fiddling Faroes - Føroysk Løg
Poul Bjerager Christiansen and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen bring two generations of Faroese fiddling together in both traditional and contemporary settings, accompanied by organ, voices and more. Listen | Listen

Nightingale String Quartet / Nofinishi Dywili - The Bow Project
In a world full of 'unique projects' this one stands out. These two CDs contain the traditional music of - and modern compositions based on - the bow playing and singing of Xhosa musician Nofinishi Dywili from South African, who accompanied herself on an instrument called the uhadi.One CD contains the Nightingale performances of these works, the other is field recordings of Nofinishi Dywili and members of her village, playing the bow and singing the songs.

Enekk - Medan vit naerkast jordini
Meðan vit nærkast jørðini can be translated as 'While we approach the earth' - With music by Kári Sverrisson and Óli Olsen and lyrics by Kári Sverrisson, Federico García Lorca, Snorri Hjartarson and Arseniy Tarkovsky, the ensemble searches for common ground between their folk roots, art music and jazz, and succeed as never before. 'Quite frankly, I can hardly imagine any better release this year than this one by Enekk... Those who already know Enekk will no doubt enjoy [this] whilst those who are yet to discover the best band in the Faroes now have the opportunity... This is Enekk at its best.' - Jón Tyril, Fregnir

Kristian Blak, Vera Kondrateva, Yggdrasil - Lipet Ei : Seven Brothers
Kristian Blak once again steps into difficult and strange musical worlds on this recording with Khanty singer Kondrateva. The Khanty people live in an autonomous region in western Siberia, with a culture far removed from Russia. Incorporating these songs into any western framework would be challenging, but Blak and his Faroese ensemble push it to the limits of folk, rock, jazz and 'new music.' Click and listen. I can't explain it.

Himmerland - The Spider in the Fiddle
The band calls it "New Danish music across styles, cultures and frontiers." A multi-culti band with roots in many parts of the world, they build a sophisticated sound with a small band. The members are Eskil Romme (sax), Ditte Fromseier (violin, vocal), Morten Alfred Høirup (guitar, vocal), Andrzej Krejniuk (electric bass) and Ayi Solomon (percussion). This is the RootsWorld's Music of the Month selection for December, 2014. (This CD was donated by the band to help support the magazine and radio program.)

Eskil Romme - Himmerlandsmelodier
The Danish saxophone and accordion player, Eskil Romme, is a man of relatively few words, but a lot of idealism. He performs a mix of traditional and contemporary Nordic and Celtic music,a nd with his wife, he also runs an organic farm, so he knows a bit about 'roots.'. The CD features accordion player Karen Tweed (UK), the piano player Peter Rosendal (DK) and the violinist Ditte Fromseier Mortensen (DK). He is also joined by guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup, who says of Romme, "if you have a listen to the music, I am sure that you'll agree that this is a beautiful and truely original piece of work, one of the kind that stays in your head and makes you wonder."

Himmerland - New Roots Music from Denmark
Himmerland performs new Danish music composed by the five musicians of the band. These are some of the most experienced and traveling musicians from Denmark, all specialized in different genres like folk, world and jazz. All of the musicians are well-known in the Danish roots scene and play with some of the countries most respected groups including Haugaard and Høirup, Habbadam, Fiolministeriet, Afenginn, New Jungle Orchestra and Kryss. The muscians are Morten A Høirup (Guitar and Vocal), Ditte Fromseier Hockings (Violin and Vocal), Ayi Solomon ( Percussion), Andrzej Krejniuk ( Bas ), Eskil Romme (Sax)

Kristian Blak - Shalder geo
Hedin Ziska Davidsen (guitar, calimba), Niels Arge Galán (mandolin, guitar), Sharon Weiss (recorder, spoons), Kári Bæk (oboe), Ólavur Olsen (trumpet), Andras Olsen (trombone), Kristian Blak (piano, perc), Mikael Blak (bass); present a suite by Kristian Blak based on traditional vocal and instrumental material from the Faroe Islands and the neighbouring Shetland Islands. "Shalder Geo is brilliant music that combines great depth with undeniable surface charm. It's inspiring how Blak's most recent music is among his richest," said David Lewis in Cadence magazine.

Afenginn - Akrobakkus
fRoots says: 'Denmark's favorite madmen (the closest analogy as far as bizarre humor goes is 3 Mustaphas 3) are back with more of what's become their stock-in-trade: Balkan-influenced original music that veers from the bizarre to the sublime. The music, by mandolin player Kim Nyberg, is delightfully complex and full, bringing in not only the five-piece band but a number of guests here and there. The musicianship is wonderful throughout (just listen to clarinetist Rasmus Krøyer wail, or the solos from bassist Andrzej krejniuk) and the sense of strange fun is as palpable as on their previous discs (you have to love a band that lists "trash" among their instruments). The liner notes are as interesting and amusing as the music and that's saying a lot. They've developed into a worldclass eccentric group, even though there's little of Denmark in their sound (okay, absolutely nothing). Take them for what they are, which is wonderful, and enjoy. Pure madness'

Afenginn - Reptilica Polaris
the band says: "In the dark uniform western hemisphere, where rationality and stress seems to be the new religion, a small distant light is now appearing. Deeply rooted in the faith and tradition of sincere musical virtuosity and sheer madness, the new release from the acrobatic Danish deviates Afenginn, must challenge the stagnate state of every part-time depressed citizen of modern society. In a challenging unpretentious head-on collision with the conformity of well polished musical mainstream, this one-of-a-kind polyethnic contrastic Balkan-Scandinavian music blend will make every honest delirium-connoisseur go into ruptures. The music is best defined as Bela Bartok drinking schnappses of melancholic nordic klezmer with Mike Patton." 'Nuff said.

Green Gate - Green Gate
Magnus Johannessen (p), Holger Laumann (sax, oboe), Arnold Ludvig (b), Rógvi á Rógvu (dr). In 1992 Holger Laumann and the Faroese band Plúmm recorded the album Allar ættir - a pretty straight forward jazz-rock fusion album. In the years after the musicians have been spread all over the world. (Arnold Ludvig, the bassplayer, is now living in Montreal). A couple of years ago, when Magnus Johannessen came to Copenhagen and started working with Holger Laumann, they started talking about a new concept: More nature, more sky and sea in the music. With Magnus Johannessen and Holger Laumann´s jazz- backgrond they coulden´t help flirting with their roots - for instance on solar eclipse Holger Laumann is playing a jazzy thing on the oboe, and in Haste makes waste he plays the blues on the oboe.

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Askur (2 CD)
Yggdrasil is a Nordic ensemble based in the Faroe Islands, formed in 1981 by composer and pianist Kristian Blak. The ensemble has a repertoire that encompasses a wide range of genres - from free jazz to classical - and expressions - from humor and beauty to disaster and destruction. This is a 2 CD cololection fo live concerts from 1982- 2006. Artists in these shows include Anders Hagberg - Anders Jormin - Angelika Nielsen - Annika Johannesen - Aviaja Lumholt - Brandur Jacobsen - Eivør Pálsdóttir - Ernst Dalsgarð - Heðin Ziska Davidsen - Herfinnur Árnafjall - John Tchicai - Kári Sverrisson - Karin Korpelainen - Kristian Blak - Lelle Kullgren - Mia Káradóttir - Mikael Blak - Morten Carlsen - Ólavur Øster - Philippe Carré - Sunleif Rasmussen - Tarira - Tore Brunborg - Villu Veski

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