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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 18Nov 27Nov 20Nov 13Nov 6

 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