The Hot List: January 3, 2003
Reviews by Matthew J. Forss
Matthew brings us a gathering of recent releases from NorthSide:
Anders Norudde - Himself: The first solo recording of Swedish bagpipe, fiddle and moraharpa music by the founding member of the Swedish folk/rock group, Hedningarna.
Wimme - Cugu (Puppy): The third album featuring Sami yoik (chant) and contemporary instrumentation from Northern Finland.
Triakel - Triakel: Vocalist Emma Hardelin, fiddler Kjell-Erik Eriksson and Janne Stroemstedt on harmonium present various poems, stories, tunes and polkas from Sweden.
Garmarna - Vittrad: Vocalist Emma Hardelin is backed by mainly traditional instrumentation from Sweden.
Loituma - In The Moonlight: Traditional and original Finnish songs, featuring the kantele (Finnish harp), violin, viola and vocals.
Nyckelharpa Orchestra - Byss-Calle: Six musicians from Sweden perform music by the renowned nyckelharpa legend, Byss-Calle (1783-1847).
Troka - Smash: Finnish folk quintet that performs traditional and original compositions from Sweden and Finland on accordion, bass, fiddle, piano, drums and bouzouki.