December 1, 2016

Here we return to the Child ballad no. 41, and a Scottish melody. At this point in the story several years have passed - at least in the "Otherworld", as time passes at differently in this other world and the human world. The Mountain King and the young woman...

August 8, 2016

This is blog no. 3 about our album The Mountain King. Recorded at Wall of Sound Studio in Albuquerque. Mountain Door is performed by Scott Darsee, fretless bass and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, vocals.

You can hear the song on our Recordings page.

In this song you will...

August 11, 2014

This is the fifth in a series of blogs about the songs on our new CD “The Wandering Ballad”.

With Fair Annie we return to the story of the poor Anna/Annie/La Freine. (See “Les Tristes Noces” and “Skön Anna”)

This Child ballad describes the moment Annie’s longtime lover t...

This is the forth in a series of blogs about the songs on our new CD “The Wandering Ballad”.

Most ballads are not telling nice stories. They often touch on very strong emotions. Love, sex, hatred, revenge. In that respect they remind me of soap operas. In the fashion of...

This is the third in a series of blogs about the songs on our new CD “The Wandering Ballad”. 

The story of Earl Brand has been sung in ballad form far and wide, for centuries.

A young girl is secretly in love with a young man. He comes and whisks her away and the two you...

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