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Heilung
Heilung
DNKNordic Folk

Heilung

DNKEuropeanNordic Folk
Wardruna
Wardruna
NORNordic Folk

Wardruna

NOREuropeanNordic Folk
Danheim
Danheim
DNKNordic Folk
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Danheim

DNKEuropeanNordic Folk
SKÁLD
SKÁLD
FRANordic Folk

SKÁLD

FRAEuropeanNordic Folk
Faun
Faun
DEUCeltic

Faun

DEUEuropeanCeltic
Secret Garden
Secret Garden
NORNordic Folk

Secret Garden

NOREuropeanNordic Folk
Iselin
Iselin
NORMainstream Pop

Iselin

NORPopMainstream Pop
Omnia
Omnia
NLDNordic Folk

Omnia

NLDEuropeanNordic Folk
Gåte
Gåte
NORProgressive Rock

Gåte

NORRockProgressive Rock
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
DEUNordic Folk

Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows

DEUEuropeanNordic Folk
Gealdýr
Gealdýr
NLDNordic Folk

Gealdýr

NLDEuropeanNordic Folk
Bjorth
Bjorth
DEUOther Electronic Music
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Bjorth

DEUElectronicOther Electronic Music
Mari Boine
Mari Boine
NORNordic Folk

Mari Boine

NOREuropeanNordic Folk
Heldom
Heldom
DNKNordic Folk

Heldom

DNKEuropeanNordic Folk
Deloraine
Deloraine
CZENordic Folk

Deloraine

CZEEuropeanNordic Folk
Garmarna
Garmarna
SWENordic Folk

Garmarna

SWEEuropeanNordic Folk
A Tergo Lupi
A Tergo Lupi
ITANordic Folk
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A Tergo Lupi

ITAEuropeanNordic Folk
Ole Ivars
Ole Ivars
NORNordic Folk

Ole Ivars

NOREuropeanNordic Folk
Larz-Kristerz
Larz-Kristerz
SWENordic Folk

Larz-Kristerz

SWEEuropeanNordic Folk
Sven-Ingvars
Sven-Ingvars
SWEPop Rock

Sven-Ingvars

SWERockPop Rock
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Ancora

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      Overview of Nordic Folk music

      Nordic Folk music has a rich history dating back to ancient times. This music has its roots in the folk songs and dances of the Nordic people, who lived in what is now Scandinavia. The music was often performed with traditional instruments such as the fiddle, flute, and accordion, and featured simple melodies and rhythms.

      Over time, Nordic Folk music evolved to incorporate influences from other cultures, such as the Vikings, who brought their own music to the region. The music also began to reflect the changing times, with new instruments such as the guitar and keyboard becoming popular.

      In the modern era, Nordic Folk music has become a vibrant and diverse genre, featuring a range of styles and influences. It is often associated with festivals and celebrations, such as the Nordic Folk Music Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors each year.

      Today, Nordic Folk music continues to evolve and adapt, reflecting the changing tastes and trends of modern audiences. Despite its long history, it remains a vital and dynamic part of the Nordic cultural heritage, embodying the unique spirit and traditions of the people who created it.

      Which musicians and bands defined Nordic Folk music?

      Nordic Folk music is a genre that showcases the traditional music of Scandinavia, Finland, and Iceland.
      Some of the notable musicians and music bands that represent this genre include Wardruna, Gjallarhorn, Hedningarna, Väsen, and Frifot.

      These artists often incorporate traditional Nordic instruments such as the nyckelharpa, hurdy-gurdy, and jouhikko into their music and showcase the unique sounds and rhythms of Nordic folk music. Additionally, many of these artists draw inspiration from Nordic mythology and history, further adding to the authenticity of their music.

      Which songs and albums defined Nordic Folk music?

      There are several songs and music albums that represent Nordic Folk music.
      One of the most notable albums is "Mannavegr" by Danheim, which blends traditional Nordic instrumentation with modern production. Another album is "Runaljod - Yggdrasil" by Wardruna, which features hauntingly beautiful vocals and a mix of traditional and modern instrumentation.

      The song "Halling Etter Mosafinn" by Annbjørg Lien is a great example of traditional Norwegian folk music, featuring the hardanger fiddle and lively dancing rhythms.

      Also check out "Kulning", a vocalisation tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages, where singers corral farm animals with hypnotic melodies, luring cows, goats, sheep and ducks towards them as if each note was charged with its own gravity..

      Overall, Nordic Folk music offers a rich and diverse range of sounds that showcase the region's cultural heritage and musical traditions.

      Which music festivals and events represent Nordic Folk music?

      One of the most prominent Nordic Folk music festivals is the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, held annually in Finland since 1968. The festival features both traditional and modern Nordic folk music, as well as dance and other cultural events.

      Another popular event is the Tønder Festival in Denmark, which showcases traditional and contemporary Nordic folk music from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and other countries. The Bergen International Festival in Norway also features a variety of Nordic folk music performances, along with other genres.

      Other notable Nordic Folk music festivals include the Førde Traditional and World Music Festival in Norway, the Nordic Roots Festival in the United States, and the Folkemusikens Hus Festival in Sweden. These events attract both local and international talent, and provide a platform for the preservation and celebration of Nordic Folk music traditions.