Category Archives: Nordic music

Tyrkjaránid (Icelandic Folk Music)

Tyrkjaránid, Icelandic folk music

 


Viking Pagan Folk Song – Völuspá

The song is called “Völuspá“.

This is a Nordic folk song created by putting together many parts of the Norse Hávamál.

Hávamál (English pronunciation: /ˈhɑːvəmɑːl/ HAH-və-mahl; “sayings of the high one”) is presented as a single poem in the Codex Regius, a collection of Old Norse poems from the Viking age. The poem, itself a combination of different poems, is largely gnomic, presenting advice for living, proper conduct and wisdom.

The verses are attributed to Odin; the implicit attribution to Odin facilitated the accretion of various mythological material also dealing with Odin.[1]

Performers: Duivelspack

Lyrics:
Old Norse_______
Ask veit ek standa,
heitir Yggdrasill
hár baðmr, ausinn
hvíta auri;
þaðan koma döggvar
þærs í dala falla;
stendr æ yfir grœnn
Urðar brunni.

Þaðan koma meyjar
margs vitandi
þrjár, ór þeim sal
er und þolli stendr;
Urð hétu eina,
aðra Verðandi,
skáru á skíði,
Skuld ina þriðju;
þær lög lögðu,
þær líf kuru
alda börnum,
örlög seggja.

English_____________
An ash I know it stands-
It is named Yggdrasill.
High tree, sprinkled,
With white mud;
There from come the dews-
That fall on the dale!
It stands always green, above-
The source of Urdhr.

There from come the maids,
Much knowing;
Three, their dwelling,
Stands under the tree;
Urdh is named one,
The other Verdhandi,
– They notched (scored) wood –
Skuld is the third.
They set up the laws,
They decided on the lives,
Of the children of time (‘the children of man’).
They promulgate fate.


Traditional swedish folk music from Dalarna

Traditional swedish folk music (a traditional polska from Dalarna, one of Swedish regions) on nyckelharpa, reed organ, fiddle and drone fiddle

Performers: Smörgåsklickarna (www.nyckelharpa.ch)

 


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