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.
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
Nuala Kennedy – Lead Vocals, Low Whistle
The Queen- Emil Ringtved
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.
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.
Brudvals till Ellen o Hannes-Jens Ulvsand – Jens wrote this wedding march to he’s family …..
Inspirations from the East –Eskil Romme -with inspirations from Himmerlands touring in eastern Europe, Eskil made this tune
Dansebørn-Kirstine Haugaard Sand + Reel from Ærø- trad –Kirstine wrote Danse Børn for a big folk gathering with a lot of kids participating
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
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.
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.
The Light Within- Ayi Solomon
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.
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