TSDL429The selections on this record reflect a certain affinity between Norwegian and Shetland musical traditions: a kind of musical bridge over the North Sea. These are conventional recordings, without gimmicks, intended to deepen the appreciation of this unique fiddle music from Northern Europe. This fiddling style is rich in tone-colours, original sounds and lively rhythms. Listeners with a good will and a sense of exploration will come across many fascinating finds.

1 HAUGELATTEN (The Tune from the Hills) Hauk and Knut Buen
2 SELJORD BRIDAL MARCH Tom Anderson with Hauk and Knut Buen
3 GRAVBAKKEN (The Grave Yard) Vidar Lande
4 FILLE-VERN (Ragged-Vern) – walking dance Vidar Lande
5 SORDALEN (Setesdalgangar) Vidar Lande
6 MAGGIE O’HAM (Foula Shaalds Dance) Tom Anderson and Knut Buen with Debbie Scott and Catriona MacDonald
7 PRESTEGANGAREN (The Parson’s Dance) Hauk Buen
8 FYKERUDEN (Homage to Fykerud) Hauk Buen
9 MARKENSMANDAGEN (The Market-Monday) Hauk Buen
10 KNUT LURASEN I (Hjerki Haukeland) Knut Buen
11 MARGIT HJUKSE (Listening Tune) Knut Buen
12 SIRI RUKAREN (Fiddler’s Wife) Hauk Buen
13 BOKKOEN (Dance tune by Bokko) Hauk Buen
14 UNST BRIDAL MARCH/DA BRIDE’S A BOANNIE TING Tom Anderson and Knut Buen
15 HOMSLIEN (Tune of the Goblins) Vidar Lande
16 SKRUBBEN (The Wolf) Vidar Lande
17 NORAFJELLS (North of the Mountains) Vidar Lande

Recorded in Edinburgh, Jondalen and Oslo
First issued by Topic Records 1983

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