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Episode #2137

Northern Songs

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Saturday, January 22, 2005

As we hear in this edition of New Sounds, since the 1990s, the Scandanavian folk music scene has enjoyed a major resurgence. We hear Agnes Buen Garnas, a Norwegian traditional singer who performs songs based on medieval origins in the disc, Rosensfole. The disc is a precursor to Garbarek's later project with the Hilliard Ensemble, but has a distinctive beauty all its own. We also hear from Värttinä, a product of the the folk music department at Helsinki's Sibelius Academy in the 1980s; traditional-based Swedish folk music group Garmarna; and Iceland’s Sverrir Gudjonsson.

PROGRAM # 2137, Northern Songs (First aired on Mon. 3/24/03)

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RECORDING

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SOURCE

Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek

Rosensfole

Rosensfole [2:30]

ECM #1402**
www.ecmrecords.com

Kristen Bråten Berg

Nordisk Sang - Music of Norway

Heiemo og Nykken [5:00]

New Albion #031*
www.newalbion.com

Sverrir Gudjonsson

Epitaph - Medieval Iceland

God Of All People [3:00]
Iceland [1:30]
Ghost Song [2:30]

Opus 111 #OPS-30-253*
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Lena Willemark & Ale Möller

Nordan

Knut Hauling [5:30]

ECM #1536**
www.ecmrecords.com

Garmarna

Hildegard von Bingen

O Frondens Virga [3:30]

Northside #6063*
www.noside.com

Värttinä

Vihma

Uskottu ei Upavani [5:00]

Wicklow/BMG # 63262*
www.wicklowrecords.com

Wimme

Gierran/Enchantment

Hardly [5:30]
hidden track [1:30]

Rockadillo #ZEN CD 2055 or Northside Records www.noside.com* OR through
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Meredith Monk with Robert Een

Facing North

Long Shadows I [2:30]
Hocket [4:30]

ECM #1482*
www.ecmrecords.com

Steve Tibbetts & Knut Hamre

Å

Fjellmanngjenta [4:00]

Rykodisc #1438**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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