KERSTIN BLODIG is regarded as one of the most important interpreters of Scandinavian and Celtic world-music.
She studied musicology, Scandinavian languages and cultures, with particular emphasis on Norwegian folk music.
Today she tours all over the world – including major festivals, studio recordings, theatre productions and regular TV appearances – with a wide variety of different projects, including the Celtic bands Talking Water and Norland Wind (featuring Clannad-members Pádraig and Noel Duggan).
She cultivates her Norwegian roots in her solo performances and in the duo Kelpie with Ian Melrose. Her debut solo CD Valivann won the renowned German Critics Prize 2002. After the success of her 2nd solo album: Trollsang, she has just released her third solo CD Nordisk Sjel.
Being one of the finest women guitarists in the acoustic scene today, she is official endorser of Gibson Guitars.
A voice as clear as Norwegian fjord water coupled with a virtuoso groovy guitar….
A pan-Scandinavian Women’s Trio
Celtic-Scandinavian Roots to New Acoustic Music
Groovy Celtic Ethnopop
Harp Music and Song from the Celtic Northwest
see the projects page for more details
Kerstin loves recording as well as producing. She has guested on various studioproductions which are too numerous to mention. Her specialty is definately her “internal harmoniser”, which allows her to spontaneously create one, two, three or even more vocal harmonies to a melody line (“you hum it, I’ll harmonise it…”) in a very short time, as long as the sound engineer can keep up!
Besides singing, playing guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhrán and banjo for audio CDs she has done jingles and recordings for film scores – recently e.g. for the Irish-American-German co-production “Love and Rage” and the new German release “Schnee in der Neujahrsnacht”.
Various productions including “Clockwork Orange” and Brendan Behan’s “Richard’s Cork Leg” (banjo, vocals, guitar)