Autumn 2017 – Events

Nordic Roots at Norway House Series   and    Rune Readings for Lunatic Mondays!

Released Winter 2016

The 10 Year Anniversary Rune book!

The Runes: A Deeper Journey replaces the 2007 release “The Runes: A Human Journey.”  It is a third larger and ten years deeper as we continue to sing, stav, and dance our rune prayers!

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Nordic Root recordings

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Nykken and Bear by Kari Tauring

Nykken and Bear (2013) – Nykken, Nøkken, is the Scandinavian water spirit of the shorelines, always male entities who want to consume the magic poet women. Th Bear is known all around the world for its magical potency: shape shifter, dance leader, winter sleeper, biter.

Traditional and Original stories and songs in English, Norwegian, German, and Swedish.


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Ljos by Kari Tauring

Ljos (2016) – Light – the beings seeking sun!

This release follows Otso (the bear) in Finnish tradition and sings to the sun and moon in German. It includes a studio version Kari’s original invocation song, Komme Alle, usable for dance!

Original and traditional songs and stories in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and Norwegian.


Free Scholarly Notes Available



Svart by Kari Tauring

Svart (2016) – Black – beings of the deep underground!

This recording begins with the final version of Voluspa KariOla – a telling of the staff carrying woman’s prophecy and ends with a 17 minute staff rhythm journey into the nine worlds, recorded live at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. In between is Avalanche – Kari’s original rendition of the Hogganvik Runestone.

Original and traditional stories and songs in runes, Old Norse, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and English.

Free Scholarly Notes Available




Archived POD CASTS of Full Length Interviews
– Kari Tauring on Volva Stav

Lunatic Mondays with Laura Gonzales

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Stephen D. Winick reviews Nykken and Bear

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 Kari Tauring's Nykken and Bear - along with embedded ...

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Defining öorlog and wyrd

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 ...

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Ljos and Svart: Double Album

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 ...

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Circus Juventas Opening Ceremony

NORÐRSAGA Join the volur, staff carriers Kari Tauring and Aneesa Erinn Adams in celebrating the opening night of Circus Juventes new original summer saga with Nordic blessing ritual outside in the gazebo. Offerings of local water for the ancestors of the place pair with geitost cheese for the ancestors of those whose stories we tell! Join in Komme Alle (Come Everyone) ...

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My First Visit to the Mountain

In the Footsteps of My Mothers by Kari Tauring for Underdølen Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015.   In the Footsteps of my Mothers I am Kari Tauring, Grace's daughter who was Myrtle Engen's daughter who was Thea Marie Nykreims's daughter who was Oline Gudvangen's daughter who was the youngest daughter of Turid Nedberg and the only member of the family to leave Norway for America. ...

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