Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee
Scandinavian/Celtic Songs - From ancient epics to medieval and traditional ballads
We perform Medieval and Traditional Ballads from Scandinavia, The British Isles, France, The U.S., India. We also tell the stories behind these ballads that have wandered through centuries and over continents.
Some of the characters and stories we tell and sing about are:
Sir Lanval, and La Freine, based on a stories by the medieval author Marie de France
The Greek Goddess Persephone, paralleled in a Scandinavian legend
A runaway couple with variants from India, France, the U.K., Finland and the U.S.
A magic harp built of bones that gives a shocking revelation
A story about a knight in not so shining armor who is rescued by his true love
If you would like to have a look at where we have performed before you can find an extensive list here.
Can bring own sound system or use available PA.
Sound: 10 minutes to 3 hours depending on the performance.
TALKS, LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS WORKSHOPS
Can bring our own sound system or use available PA.
The cost varies depending on travel and accommodation expenses. We live in Albuquerque, NM but are happy to tour all around the US and abroad. We accept check, cash and credit card payments. Contact us for more information.
Non profit organizations in New Mexico can also book us through a grant with The New Mexico Humanities Council. Please visit our booking page at their website HERE.