Harp Music and Song from the Celtic Northwest
KERSTIN BLODIG: vocals, guitar, bodhrán
THOMAS LOEFKE: Celtic harp
NOEL DUGGAN (Clannad): vocals, guitar
ANGELIKA NIELSEN: fiddle, viola, vocals
Donegal, the Celtic Northwest of Ireland, with its Irish language, folklore, legends, its treasure of traditional songs and melodies and its majestic landscape, provides inspiration for the compositions of the group Norland Wind. Donegal-born Noel Duggan, also member of the Irish cult group Clannad (17 CDs, Grammy award) lends a strong Celtic element to the group’s repertoire with songs in his native Irish language. Haunting harp instrumentals written by Thomas Loefke, songs composed by singer/guitarist Kerstin Blodig and traditional songs from Donegal are the main features of the programme. The harp, Kerstin’s clear, expressive voice, Noel’s earthy baritone, compact guitar and keyboard arrangements and vocal harmony blend to create a uniquely evocative and emotional sound. Angelika Nielsen’s fiddle puts extra energy to this special Norland Wind sound.