SUSANNE LUNDENG, NILS-OLAV JOHANSEN & ERIK NYLANDER - HOLD DAE PAVINGAN (STAY ON YOUR WINGS)
Cat. no: HCD7350
Release Date: 30th October 2020
The album Hold d pa vingan (Stay on your wings) shows Susanne Lundeng’s strong need to explore outside the traditional musical borders, when she uses and mixes what she has collected of fiddle and folk tunes from Northern Norway with life’s tender intensity.
She has been one of Norway’s most active folk musicians in 30 years and this marks the release of her 12th album. The last years she has developed from being one of Norway’s most celebrated fiddlers to being an award-winning text writer. In 2019 she received NOPA’s text award for the title song from her last album “Det v a n re pa” (“That was close”) (2018), her first release with selfwritten texts. The jury described it as “an innovative, banality-free treasure that is based on the big, as well as the simple questions, with playful and explorative language”.
The fiddle is still in the centre when she, together with Nils-Olav Johansen and Swedish Erik Nylander, portrays a playful and expressive ensemble playing, colored by traditional music from the world in a symbiosis of jazz, folk singing and Northern Norwegian traditional music.
Tracks: Hold D Pa Vingan / Det A Ei / Sa Skjedde Det Igjen / Ser Du D Tebake / Svalgang / Hymne Fra Norlandia / Det Berre Vil S Ikke I Dag / Hav