Nordic Fiddlers Bloc / Deliverance
Album: Deliverance   Collection:World
Artist:Nordic Fiddlers Bloc   Added:Oct 2016
Label:Hearth Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-11-02 Pull Date: 2017-01-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 18 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 3 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 02, 2017: Melange
4. Dec 15, 2016: Melange
Djavulspolskan, Flinken
2. Jul 13, 2017: Melange
5. Dec 14, 2016: At the Cafe Bohemian
3. Dec 17, 2016: Music Casserole
6. Nov 24, 2016: Melange
Flinken, Djavulspolskan

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-10-25
Amazing trio with a Norwegian (Olav), Swedish (Anders), and Shetland (Kevin) fiddler expertly playing authentic Scandinavian fiddles replete with drones and sympathetic strings; the three weave their notes seamlessly presenting a river of sound with many currents and eddies among the strict beats (if you've ever seen Scandinavian folk dance, it moves like clockwork)

NO FCC's (all instrumental); Favorite tracks – 2, 3, 5, 6, 9

1-Talons Trip to Thompson Island (3:19) – composed by Kevin; Celtic sound with Nordic drone

**2- Flinken (5:47) – polska from 19th century Swedish composer – lovely mournful sliding sound opens delicate dance figures; all Nordic here; fantastic trill-type sound midway

*3-Hjalteren (4:16) – lighter and airier than #2; composed by Olav

4- The Hen Hunt (2:44) – hunting for hens after a great storm in Orkney wiped out 250k chickens in 1953 – straight ahead dance rhythm

**5-Deliverance (4:46) – starts with pizzicato; composed by Olav to celebrate the end of winter and reappearance of the sun; pretty counterpoint with bow and pizzicato

*6-Djavulspolskan (5:00) – starts with trill and goes into rocking beat composed by 19th Century Swedish composer; fast and pretty; then slower with scale progressions; impressive

7 – In the Lounge (4:34) – dedicated to legendary pub by the same name in Shetland; starts with solo fiddle figure; gathers speed; goes in circles a bit

8- Halls Lilla Vals (4:13) – lovely little turning waltz from Swedish fiddler who lived mid-19th to mid-20th century

*9-Da Scallowa Losses/Lorna's Reel (3:42) – medley of to Shetland reels; fast; a little wild in the middle

10-Nodaret (4:42) - “The Year of Sorrow” – lower pitched; slightly modal or minor; still moves

Track Listing
1. Talons Trip To Thompson Island   6. Djavulspolskan
2. Flinken   7. In The Lounge
3. Hjalteren   8. Halls Lilla Vals
4. The Hen Hunt   9. Da Scallowa Losses/Lorna's Reel
5. Deliverance   10. Nodaret