Ragnhild Hemsing performs ’Vetrahalling’, a track from her upcoming album Vetra. Incorporating Norwegian traditions into her playing, Hemsing performs on a Hardanger fiddle and delves into the traditions of her home region of Valdres.
The word ‘Vetra’ means winter in the Valdres dialect, providing a running theme throughout Hemsing’s new album. The album features Norwegian ’slåtter - folk melodies, songs and dances based on myths and legends - as well as folk melodies that have their origin in church songs.
Hemsing collaborates with many friends and greats of the Norwegian folk song tradition on her new album, including Mathias Eick (trumpet) and Terje Isungset (drums), folk musicians Ole and Knut Aastad Bråten (langeleik) as well as strings Marthe Husum (viola), Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen (cello) and Nikolai Matthews (double bass).
Vetra will be released on Berlin Classics on 3 November 2023.
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