Friday, December 14, 2012

Music Video Round-Up for 2nd wk of Dec--Chillin' with Northerners

photo by Patricia Herlevi, winter chill
It's now been almost a decade since I discovered Scandinavian or Nordic traditional music.  It started with a Rough Guide to Scandinavian Music in 2003, that lead to the Nordic music label NorthSide based in Minneapolis.  I think you will enjoy this selection of handpicked videos by some of the finest players in Northern Europe.

Let's start with a group of Finnish and Norwegian youngsters known as Frigg.  No one is going to freeze with these fiddlers in town.

1. Frigg, Norrsken, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xm1a35mJt4

2. Triakel (Sweden), Old Sara, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGc36_bRBwc

3. Vasen (Sweden), Josefin's Waltz, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJS3ZTf-sWI

4. Annbjorg Lien (Norway), Galadriel, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTHaT36xJFU

5. Las Chicas del Tango (Finland), Viejo Amor, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1xGQDvPMg

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