Floating Sofa Quartet

Floating Sofa Quartet

Bark & Blik

Bark & Blik

Gangspil

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Basco

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Kasir

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Svestar

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Mallebrok

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Habadekuk

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Fru Skagerrak

Fru Skagerrak

Vesselil

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Jensen & Bugge

Jensen & Bugge

Jansberg Band

Jansberg Band

Vingefang

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Dreamers' Circus

Dreamers' Circus

Perry Stenbäck

Perry Stenbäck

Carl Erik Lundgaard & Charlotte Støjberg

Carl Erik Lundgaard & Charlotte Støjberg

Phønix

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Fionia Stringband

Fionia Stringband

Baltic Crossing

Baltic Crossing

Zenobia

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Kristian Bugge

Kristian Bugge


Himmerland - Folktone from a Global Corner

Himmerland - Folktone from a Global Corner

129,00 DKK

(inkl. moms)
Model/Varenr.: SHD198

With inspiration from the quotation by the Danish Painter Oluf Høst (Bornholm 1884 - 1966)

”Ægte folketone fra en global afkrog kan erobre verden”

Himmerland is a Danish band named after an area in the Nordic part of Jutland, Denmark, where they in 2010 met for the first time, to perform at the small progressive Halkær Festival. Since then they have traveled in large parts of the world. This is their fourth album.
We come from 
different cultures, traditions and genres, and blend it all with respect to the original material.

Himmerland is

Eskil Romme – Soprano Saxophone, Vocals

Kirstine Sand – Violin, Vocals

Jens Ulvsand – Bouzouki, Lead Vocals

Emil Ringtved Nielsen – Electric Bass Guitar

Ayi Solomon – Percussion, Lead Vocals

Special Guest

Nuala Kennedy – Lead Vocals, Low Whistle

  1.  The Queen- Emil Ringtved

  2. Request to the King – Ayi Solomon

        A king of a small village couldn’t feel love anymore.. His subordinates who went out in purchase of items to be brought to the palace, the king requested for LOVE in return... which was exchanged with            prayers as   Love cannot be bought with money. The king’s Love was then restored.

  1. Fuaim na Cleitearnaí (A Fluttering Sound)– Music by Nuala Kennedy (PRS/MCPS)

        Words by Nuala Kennedy (PRS/MCPS) and Seosaí Nic Rabhartaigh (IMRO)

        This song in the Irish language talks about the wonders of nature and the interconnectedness of all living creatures.

  1. Brudvals till Ellen o Hannes-Jens Ulvsand – Jens wrote this wedding march to he’s family …..

  2. Inspirations from the East –Eskil Romme -with inspirations from Himmerlands touring in eastern Europe, Eskil made this tune

  3. Dansebørn-Kirstine Haugaard Sand  + Reel from Ærø- trad –Kirstine wrote Danse Børn for a big folk gathering with a lot of kids participating

  4. Afrikansk + Vals til Karina – Eskil wrote this wals to Swedish Karina Normansson years back after a long inspiring tour of 6 weeks down under in 2004

  5. Dorothea –Ola Backstrom - Old friend of Eskils, Ola Backstrom , Swedish master fiddler ,wrote this tune as a part of the repertoire of the amazing quartet SWÅP – Scottish Fidler Eilidh Shaw braught the tune into Himmerlands repertoire.

  6. Konvulsions Låt + Norsk Reinlander – several of us have been playing these two tunes in div band connections during the past 20-30 years – via Faroe Islands/Kristian Blak, we came out with these versions.

  7. The Light Within- Ayi Solomon

  8. Spirende Kærlighed til Korn –Eskil Romme– Inspired from he’s farm work with “old” grain sources of Rye and Spelt , Eskil wrote this tune , and the band turned into a kind of samba type of tune.

  9. The Connemara Cradle Song

        Nuala brought this beautiful Irish lullaby to us, and recorded it live in studio with Jens in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is set on the picturesque shores of Connemara in County Galway.

All arrangements by Himmerland and Nuala Kennedy

Produced by Himmerland and Louise Nipper

Recorded and mixed by Louise Nipper, Soundscape Studio, Frederiksberg

Fuaim Na Cleitearnaí and The Connemara Cradle Song recorded by Dave Wah @

Aluhpasonics Studio, Edinburgh and Jens Ulvsand, Blue Crow studio, Genarp, Sweden.

All Mastering by Brian Mørk Hansen, Copenhagen

Photo of Himmerland: Ivan RB Fotografi

Photo of Nuala Kennedy: Louis Decarlo

Artwork: Marie Buskov

Layout: Gunhild Romme

Released by TUTL