VIKING MUSIC, SCANDINAVIAN FOLK MUSIC & VIKING METAL CDs
The following music is our own personal selection of imported Scandinavian music inspired by the Vikings ranging from traditional Scandinavian folk
music to Viking metal.
Nordic Folk Music
"Wardruna takes us back to the ancient times of the Norse pagan people and their spiritual music. Exploring and evoking the culture of our
forefathers, Wardruna uses deer hide frame drums, mouth harp, goat horns, lur, Hardanger fiddle and tagelharpe to show us the music of our past,
in a new way."
Traditional Swedish folk music, some of which dates back to the Viking age, played only on authentic Viking age instruments by the exceptionally
talented and accredited Swedish early musician Per Runberg with accompaniment from Violina Juliusdotter and Per-Daniel Kaufeldt. 18 tracks in total.
ANDVARI'S GOLD - THE SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS
Storyteller Adrian Spendlow from York, England tells the story of Sigurd the dragon-slayer and the curse of Andvari's gold.
Adapted from the saga of the Volsungs this is a tale that would have been well known to both Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.
Scenes and characters from this famous story such as Regin the smith and Fafnir the Dragon appear on several runestones and works of art.
The tale was also the main inspiration for Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.