Kari Tauring: Digging Deep Nordic Roots
By David deYoung for Sing Out! Folk Magazine
Kari's reflections at the passing of Pete Seeger on January 28, 2014:
"I thought about how his songs influenced me as a very young girl. I learned "Where have all the flowers gone?" and "If I had a hammer" from my older cousin and her friend. We sang ...
Folklorist, music critic and editor Stephen Winick, in his article about Eurotrad: European Roots Music for the Huffington Post, said:
"Tauring's hypnotic storytelling and singing make for
a charming and instructive trip to the northlands."
The article starts with Finnish band Kardemimmit. Minnesotans will have two chances to hear this charming quartet of women in September.
Then yours truly - along with embedded video ...
Kari Tauring and Drew Miller mark the culmination of their 8-year journey together into Nordic tradition with two albums: Ljos and Svart.
Another long-time Kari collaborator, Lynette Reini-Grandell, joins in Finnish charms and Kalevala songs. Scott Nieman once again mixes brilliantly and adds the magic of his strings.
In the over 100 minutes of original and traditional music, spoken word, and instrumentals, the Sun ...
The Spring/Summer 2015 Issue of "Witches and Pagans Magazine"
Return of the Volva! by Sorcha Feilnar An interview with Nordic Roots performer, teacher, author, and staff carrier (volva). Download the pdf or buy the magazine on line!
Öorlog in Old Norse means primal law. Like other concepts in Old Norse metaphysics, it has a deep root in Sanskrit. Öorlog is akin to to the Sanskrit concept dharma, "a derivation from the root dhṛ, which has a meaning of "to hold, maintain, keep", and takes a meaning of "what is established or firm", and hence "law" (Wikipedia). In ...