Flóð og Fjøra

Artist: Spælimenninir

Name: Flóð og Fjøra

Released: 1996

Label: Tutl

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 62'19

Bonus: import Faroe Islands

Price : 12.50 €

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Ref.: CR00071TUTL

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Flóð og Fjøra (Spælimenninir)

Spælimenninir ("the folk musicians") is a lively group of six musicians that play traditional and contemporary folk music from Scandinavia on fiddle, recorder, piano, guitar, mandolin and acoustic bass and vocals. The group's home base is the Faroe Islands in the far North Atlantic, a small cluster of islands located between Iceland, Norway and Scotland.

The band has - in a smart and varied set of strong, hummable new-made and traditional dance tunes, plus several instrumental developments of Faroese skjaldur, one of a kingo hymn, and two songs, one Faroese and one from Jutland - its own sound, an airy, zesty lift that twitches the feet for dancing, somewhere between Shetland, Norden, Scotland and Cape Breton in feel. (Andy Cronshaw, Folk Roots, UK).

Spælimenninir - Musicians

  • Jan DANIELSSON : fiddle
  • Kristian BLAK : piano, harmonium, drum, vocal
  • Ívar BÆRENTSEN : mandolin, guitar, vocal
  • Sharon WEISS : recorder
  • Charlie PILZER : bass
  • Erling OLSEN : fiddle

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