Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Dec 9th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Tiriltunga “Eg Aktar Inkje Mykje Hine Gutan” from Det Æ Tungvint Fri (NRK 1992) —This is a song with harmonies drawn from traditional instrumental music. These 3 women are also accomplished instrumentalistsBuy it!
Hallgrim Berg & Erik Røine “Svenskadn På Norderhov” from Sputer Og Drev - Munnharpe I 100 (Heilo 2010) —a reinlender tune played on jews harp and langeleik, to accompany the "kveding" = vocalization on nonsense syllables often used to accompany dancing when there were no fiddle players aroundBuy it!
Steinar Ofsdal, Hallgrim Berg & Hans Fredrik Jacobsen “Uppspel*” from Seljefløyta (Grappa 1997) —the Seljefløyte is a birchbark flute played on overtones (no finger holes)Buy it!
Hilde Kirkebøen “Bråte-Per Nr. Ii, Laus” from Tjednbalen - Danseslåttar Frå Ål I Hallingdal (Etnisk Musikklubb 2009) —the "laus" (=free) dans is a free-style men's solo dance - this begins a whole set of mens solo dance music - HallingBuy it!
Annbjørg Lien “The Plucked Halling” from Felefeber (Norwegian Fiddle Fantasia) (Shanachie 1995) —One of the best of the younger generation Hardanger Fiddle players, but also one most likely to break the tradition. Her multiple tattoos and wide repertoire put her in a different category than the traditional players.Buy it!
Frifot “Bohushallingar (Hallings from Bohus)” from Sluring (Northside 2003) —OK, this group is Swedish, not Norwegian, but they have studied the style, and are consummate musicians all. They visited St. Louis twice a few years ago, and the focal point audience went bananas over them, and rightly so...Buy it!
Kirsten Bråten Berg, Solo Cissokho, Kouame Sereba Og Bjørgulv Straume “Halling Jorond” from From Senegal To Setesdal (Six Degrees 1997) —the same tune played by Bukkene Bruse, but this time accompanied by a Senegalese Kora player!Buy it!
Geitungen (feat. Håvard Ims, torader) “Vals / Waltz - Etter Svein P. Eikeland” from Langt Ute (Heilo 2009) —the accordion played is called a "torader" = "2-row-er" because it has 2 tows of buttons for playing the melodyBuy it!
Sven Nyhus og Åshild Breie Nyhus “Skålarna, Skänklåt Etter Byss-Calle” from På Storfele (Heilo 2010) —a Swedish tune, but played by Norwegians from Røros, one of who plays a Swedish NyckelharpaBuy it!
Sven Nyhus, Jan Erik Kongshaug Og Åshild Breie Nyhus “Härjedalingen, Pols” from På Storfele (Heilo 2010) —a pols from Røros played by that town's most famous fiddle player, with his daughterBuy it!
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