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Saturday, October 03, 2009

A Musical Interlude

In the spirit of getting ready for winter

Here is some music from instruments you are likely to never have heard of.

First here is something on the Hardingfele (Hardanger fiddle) an instrument from western Norway that is sort of a cross between a violin and a sitar. This is a clip about Benedicte Maurseth, a fine young fiddler from the Hardanger valley.

And then we have the nyckelharpa. a rather unique keyed fiddle used in Swedish folk music, played here by Edward Anderzon and Elin Skoglund.

So enjoy and stay warm.


Salma said...

Dear Mushtaq,
There is nothing quite like music to instantaneously change a mood or a perspective. After hearing these performances, I suddenly realized that the offerings on our radio stations here in the US are very limited, and that there is a whole world of music out there.
And yes, I for one, have never heard of these instruments, let alone heard anyone play them. Not surprising, though.
What beautiful inlay on the fiddle! Is that mother-of-pearl, I wonder? S

Anonymous said...

But I'm not quite yet ready to get ready for winter.


Mushtaq Ali said...

Ready or not, here it comes :o)