Habbadám Still Young - CD
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Still Young (Go! Danish Folk Music)
(cdRoots code go-1510)

The Danish trio of Ditte Fromseier Mortensen (fiddle), Hanna Wiskari (saxophones) and Sigurd Hockings (guitar) maybe be thirty-somethings now, but they are as fresh as ever in this interpretive folk music recording. True folk roots and an adventurous spirt assure their youthful verve as they play and sing their way through 13 wonderful songs.

Listen:
Brumlan
Sigurd's schottis
Gøgen

   

More info:
Ditte Fromseier Mortensen grew up on the island of Bornholm, and have studied music at the Irish World Music Centre in Limerick, Ireland and the Carl Nielsen Academy in Denmark, where she has just finished her Masters degree. Ditte has performed extensively all over the world with different ensembles (e.g. Flax in Bloom, Fromseier Rose and solo projects). In the fall of 2004 she released her first solo album “Anything Strange?” which received great acclaim all over the world. Ditte performed as a solo act at the Tønder Festival 2005.

Hanna Wiskari (saxophone) grew up in Stenungsund on the Swedish west coast. She studied at Göteborg’s musikhögskola, Bollnäs folkhögskola, and the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm where she has just finished the traditional music course. Hanna is one of Swedens most talented young musicians and performs with the bands [ni:d] (www.nidmusic.com), Horn Please! (www.hornplease.se), and as a soloist. In the spring of 2006 she recieved the Bror Hjort bursary “for technical brilliance and committed playing on the soprano saxophone, with an outstanding mix of preservation of cultural traditions and innovation”.

Sigurd Hockings (guitar) is one of the young talents on the Danish folk music scene. He has a large experience working with different Nordic styles and lived for some years in the north of Sweden, where he studied at Bolnäs folkhögskola. At the moment Sigurd is a student at the Carl Nielsen Academy in Odense where he has been accepted as the first guitarist ever. He also performs with the traditional Danish music-trio Tophøj, Hockings & Graubæk.

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