Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Anders Hagberg & Eivør Pálsdóttir: Stenristarna

Last week when I was looking for Nordic folk music, I stumbled upon Anders Hagberg's and Eivør Pálsdóttir's performance of “Stenristarna.” Hagberg, from Sweden, plays flute on his composition while the vocal chores are articulated by Eivør Pálsdóttir.

Pálsdóttir is a native of the Faroe Islands which is province of the Kingdom of Denmark that lies in the North Atlantic midway between the north of Scotland and Iceland. Although trained as a classical violinist, Eivør Pálsdóttir’s voice shines on this cut that evokes distant genetic memories of my Viking ancestors. I hope you like this title cut from Hagberg's 2005 release.

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