Episode #2465

New from the North

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Monday, December 04, 2006

This New Sounds program explores new works coming out of Scandinavia, with some music based in folk traditions, and played by bands who share several different members. We’ll hear from the Swedish supergroup Väsen, four musicians who have done projects ranging from nyckelharpa orchestras and Swedish traditional bands to collaborating with the Kronos Quartet. Plus, there’s music by Garmarna, who formed in 1990, inspired by Väsen’s nyckelharpist Olav Johansson’s musical score for a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Not to be outdone, there’s also music by the group Hurdy Gurdy, featuring the combined forces of Hedningarna’s Hållbus Totte Mattson (Hedningarna) and Garmarna’s Stefan Brisland-Ferner (Garmarna), put the Swedish Hurdy Gurdy through its paces. Listen also for music from Frigg, the Finnish/Forwegian string band with family ties to the great Finnish fiddle ensemble JPP, and perhaps some music from the quartet Swåp, who fuse Celtic traditions with those of Swedish folk. And a whole lot more…

PROGRAM # 2465 New Music From Scandinavia (First aired on Thurs. 10/20/05)







Seelinnikoi [3:30]

Green Linnet #4006***

Various artists:Sanna Kurki-Suonio

Northern Nights

Minne (Where) [5:00]

Six Degrees #3002 ***


In The Moonlight

The Bells of St. Michaels [5:30]

NorthSide #6027 ***


Karelia Visa

Heila / True Love [5:00]

NorthSide #6025*



Vengeance [5:00]

NorthSide #6028 ***

Hurdy Gurdy


Galgen [4:00]

NorthSide #6084***

Johan Hedin

Angel Archipelago

Kusten [4:00]

Atrium 3984-22107**
May be out of print, but try


Live In Japan

Pedalpolska [3:30]

NorthSide #6087 ***



Hasse [4:00]

NorthSide #6086 ***



Adventpsalm [3:30]

NorthSide #6061***

Various Artists: Ulla Pirttijarvi

Northern Nights

Hildda Luohti, excerpt [1:00]

See above.

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