July 5, 2017

This is blog no. 9 about our 2016 album The Mountain King. Recorded and mixed at Wall of Sound Studio by John Wall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tilili is performed by Scott Darsee, electric guitar, Johanna Hongell-Darsee, vocals and Månmarkspipa...

March 27, 2017

This is blog no. 7 about our album The Mountain King. Recorded at Wall of Sound Studio with John Wall in Albuquerque. Return is performed by Scott Darsee, Weissenborn slide guitar, and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, vocals and percussion. You can hear the full song on our Rec...

January 15, 2017

This is blog no. 6 about our album The Mountain King. Recorded at Wall of Sound Studio with John Wall in Albuquerque. Search is performed by Scott Darsee, electric guitar, percussion, and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, vocals, percussion, and sälgflöjt (willow flute).

You can...

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...

This is blog no. 2 about our album The Mountain King. Recorded at Wall of Sound Studio in Albuquerque. A Note in the Woods is performed by Scott Darsee, guitar; Johanna Hongell-Darsee, vocals and bamboo flute; and Chris Carlson, violin.

This song consists of a few verse...

February 10, 2016

First some great news!

 

Our new album The Mountain King will be released on August 27. Once again AMP Concerts have graciously decided to sponsor the release concert and the wonderful Outpost Performance Space will be the venue. So stay tuned for news about this event!

 

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January 9, 2015

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

Skön Anna (Sweden) is the same ballad as Skön Anna (Finland) with another melody variant.

I found this melody in the database made available online by Svenskt Visarkiv. Here you...

December 2, 2014

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

Sweet William is basically the same song as Wake up, it is just a different melody variant, and when we told the story of the runaway couple we used it to begin and end the sh...

November 6, 2014

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

Wake up is yet another ballad telling the story of Earl Brand/King Vallemo. The ballad has now sailed over the Atlantic with migrants, and as usual it has adapted to its surrou...

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