This week, Nordic music old and new....
Above: "Hathaway's Cavalier" by the Danish folk band Basco (Andreas Tophøj, Hal Parfitt-Murray, Anders Ringgaard Andersen, Ale Carr). The song is an old favourite from their album Big Basco (2012).
Below: "Litti Kirsti" by Basco, with Jullie Hjetland. The performance was filmed in Copenhagen in 2016.
Above: "Fjellvåk" performed by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (Olav Luksengård Mjelva from Norway, Anders Hall from Sweden, Kevin Henderson from the Shetland Islands). The tune -- written by John Ole Morken, Annlaug Børsheim and Olav L. Mjelva -- appeared on their early album The Nordic Block (2011). The film was made in 2016.
Below: "Dravbakken," a Norwegian tune performed by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc earlier this year. The song appears on their latest album, Bonfrost (2020).
Above: "Æ Rømeser" performed by The Danish String Quartet (Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Øland, Asbjørn Nørgaard, Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin). The song appeared on their fourth album, Last Leaf (2017).
Below: "Pentamime" performed by the Danish/Swedish trio Dreamers' Circus (Nikolaj Busk, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ale Carr) in Copenhagen in 2019. The song, written by Busk, appears on their most recent album, Blue White Gold (2020).