NORLAND WIND

Harp Music and Song from the Celtic Northwest...

 
 

Photo by Manfred Pollert                                                                          NW13

Donegal, the Celtic Northwest of Ireland, with its Irish language, folklore, legends, its treasure of traditional songs and melodies and its majestic landscape, provides inspiration for the compositions of the group Norland Wind. Donegal born Noel Duggan, also member of the Irish cult group Clannad (19 CDs, Grammy award) lends a strong Celtic element to the group's repertoire with songs in his native Irish language. Haunting harp instrumentals written by Thomas Loefke, songs composed by singer/guitarist Kerstin Blodig and traditional songs from Donegal are the main features of the programme. The harp, Kerstin's clear, expressive voice, Noel's earthy baritone, compact guitar and keyboard arrangements and vocal harmony blend to create a uniquely evocative and emotional sound. Angelika Nielsen - the Faroe Island‘s  number one fiddle player - puts extra energy to this special Norland Wind sound.

New CD:    "Storm in a Teacup"      Videos      Sound file

  1. Aufzählungszeichen  "...missionaries of Celtic music with overwhelming reactions and standing ovations at
            their gigs."
    VG, Norway

  2. Aufzählungszeichen  "...quite different, yet as stirring as, those mournful ballads of the Emerald Isle."
           
    Daytona Beach, USA

  3. Aufzählungszeichen  "...belong to the most important composers of today's Irish music." PZC, NL

  4. Aufzählungszeichen  "...a treat for tired ears, disarmingly vibrant muse ..."   Rock and Reel, GB

  5. Aufzählungszeichen  "...sound of charming unobtrusive fascination."   Irland Journal, D

  6. Aufzählungszeichen  "...Blodig impressed us with one of the most expressive voices we've ever heard."
           
    Glamdalen, Norway

  7. Aufzählungszeichen  "...Loefke writes poetry with his music" new folk sounds, NL:

Norland Wind on youtube:

Norland Wind & Friends - Stephen‘s Day Session      Kerstin Blodig & Thomas Loefke - Norland Wind
Norland Wind & Friends - Arrivals       Norland Wind & Friends - Mìle Marbhphaisg /Mìle Reel 
Norland Wind & Friends - Storm in a Teacup       Angelika Nielsen & Thomas Loefke - Tjørnarøkur

booking: thomas@norlandwind.eu  tel: +49 171 271 0944

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Kerstin Blodig  vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán
Noel Duggan (Clannad)  vocals, guitar
Thomas Loefke  Celtic harp, vocals
Angelika Nielsen fiddle, viola, vocals
Johann Skov-Hansen Keyboard



Mads Klindt Poulsen Keyboard