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04.02.21 Celtic Folk Rarities: Volume I 03.28.21 Nordic Folk: Obscurities and Peculiarit
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12.05.19 Elynna's Top Ten of 201912.12.18 Elynna's Top Ten of 2018
12.15.17 Elynna's Top Ten of 201712.19.16 Elynna's Top Ten of 2016

Nordic Folk: Obscurities and Peculiarities

Curiosities from Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Japan. I'll be updating the list as time goes on. One entry per artist.
1Eva Alkula & Tomoyo Nakai
Youkihi


Peculiarity

Finnish Folk Music / Japanese Folk Music
Highlight(s): Izutsu, Youkihi
2Nami Uehara
Sølvharpe: Celtic & Nordic Music for Harp


Obscurity

Celtic Folk Music / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): 赤い家 ~ Red House, フィンランドの少女 ~ Finnjenta, スモーランドのマグヌス-テオリンによるポルスカ ~ Polska efter Magnus Theorin från Småland, 朝の寝息 ~ Sleep Soon Ida Mornin'
3Tsuumi Sound System
Hotas


Peculiarity

Finnish Folk Music / Avant-Folk
Highlight(s): Korento, Minuet, Huuma (Ecstasy)
4Ivar Bjornson and Einar Selvik
Hugsjá


Peculiarity

Dark Folk / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Hugsja, Fornjot
5Vasen
Essence


Obscurity

Contemporary Folk / Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Trollpåsen, Forslund
6Hiroko Ara
Birds and the Tree


Peculiarity

Contemporary Folk / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Birds and the Trees I: ここにいるよ (Here I Am), 深い海 (Deep Ocean)
7 Hatao & Nami
Songs of Raindrops and Breeze


Peculiarity

Nordic Folk Music / Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): 月をさがして (Searching for the Moon), 自由な鳥 (A Free Bird), ミモザの庭 (The Mimosa Garden)
8Lars Hollmer
Sola


Obscurity

Swedish Folk Music / Chamber Folk / Jazz
Highlight(s): Ljuva Lägen, Trampumpa, Arioso Nearaway
9Jan Johansson
Jazz Pa Svenska


Obscurity

Jazz / Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Visa från Utanmyra, Polska från Medelpad, Emigrantvisa
10Annamaret
Nieguid duovdagat


Peculiarity

Joik / Folktronica
Highlight(s): Nuppi bealde
11Shanachie
Ljus


Peculiarity

Chamber Folk / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Sky Polska, Marie pleine de grace, Lille grå gjøk, Vänner och Fränder
12Suo
Mieltäni Meri Ajaa


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music / Runolaulu
Highlight(s): Kuuratar, Tuonen tyttö, Liehu, Mieltäni meri ajaa
13Tenhi
Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006


Obscurity

Dark Folk / Nordic Folk Music / Dark Ambient
Highlight(s): Tenhi, Hallavedet, Kielo, Suortuva, Laule
14Hannu Saha
Mahla


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Mahla, Popotus, Plässit
15Meriheini Luoto
Metsänpeitto


Peculiarity

Avant-Folk / Finnish Folk Music / Drone
Highlight(s): Metsänpeitto IV
16Various Artists
Anima


Obscurity

Norwegian Folk Music
Highlight(s): Førnesbrunen, Biberslått
17Mustarastas
Purjeenpaikkaaja


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music / Irish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Purjeenpaikkaaja, Maalasin meidät nurkkaan, Vaahteranlehti, Revontulet
18Pettersson and Fredriksson
Sotali


Obscurity

Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Fjärilen, Vindgudens Jojk
19Streif
Nøring


Peculiarity

Norwegian Folk Music / Jazz
Highlight(s): Noringen
20Frigg
Oasis


Obscurity

Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Daavid ja minä, Keidas
21Nils Okland
Blå Harding


Peculiarity

Norwegian Folk Music / Modern Classical
Highlight(s): Skynd deg, skynd deg å ta Guds rike imot, Horisont med song
22Various Artists
Devil's Tune: Ethnic Music From the Twilight Zone


Obscurity

Norwegian Folk Music
Highlight(s): Huldreslåtten, Fossegrimhallingen, Dolkaren
23Gunnfjauns Kapell and Visby Allmanna Sangen
Volund


Peculiarity

Swedish Folk Music / Choral / Contemporary Folk
Highlight(s): Is
24Visby Allmanna Sangen
Utlottningen


Peculiarity

Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Vinden, Sorgen
25Dungen
Ta Det Lugnt


Peculiarity

Psychedelic Rock / Neo-Psychedelia / (minor) Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Gjort bort sig, Bortglömd, Om du vore en vakthund
26Niekku
Niekku


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Vestmanviiki
27Wintergatan
Wintergatan


Peculiarity

Folktronica / Synthpop / Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Valentine, Paradis
28Gjallarhorn
Ranarop – Call of the Sea Witch


Peculiarity

Nordic Folk Music / Contemporary Folk
Highlight(s): I fjol så (Last Year), I riden så... (Ye Ride So Carefully)
29Fejd
Eifur


Obscurity

Nordic Folk Music / Nordic Folk Rock
Highlight(s): Aring
30Moonsorrow
Verisäkeet


Masterpiece

Blackened Folk Metal / Pagan Black Metal / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Pimea, Jotunheim

Verisakeet doens't really fit the brief, but it's my all-time favourite record, and Kaiku is a delighfully earnest piece of (nordic folk) music.
31Dreamers' Circus
Second Movement


Obscurity

Classsical Crossover / Danish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Folkrotsvalsen, A Room in Paris, Sofastykket, Prelude to the Sun, Annea, Fragments of Solbyn
32Arstidir Lifsins
Saga á tveim tungum I: Vápn ok viðr


Obscurity

Pagan Black Metal / Icelandic Folk Music / Atmospheric Black Metal
Highlight(s): Morðbál á flugi ok klofin mundriða hjól.
33Spilmenn Rikinis
Ljómalind


Peculiarity

Icelandic Folk Music / Medieval Folk
Highlight(s): Vel er þeim vinskap bindur, Kláusarvísur
34Instinkt
Hur


Obscurity

Progressive Folk / Danish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Lulus Mood
35Emy Sakai
Vetla Jento Mi 〜ハーディングフェーレ伝統曲集〜


Peculiarity

Norwegian Folk Music
Highlight(s): Fanitullen, Rammeslått ∞
36Drakskip
それでも舵を取る - Steering Through the Storm


Peculiarity

Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): それでも舵を取る, 見世物小屋は大忙し
37Heilung
LIFA


Peculiarity

Dark Folk / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): In Maidjan, Fylgija / Futhorck
38Johan Hedin
Angel Archipelago


Obscurity

Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Kusten, Angel Archipelago
39Markku Lepisto
Silta


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Myrskylintu / Thunderbird, Länsiranta
40Oystein Sevag
Caravan


Peculiarity

New Age / Classical Crossover / Jazz / (minor) Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Breaking Up, Wind
41Anna Rynefors and Erik Ask-Upmark
Dråm


Obscurity

Swedish Folk Music / Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Fransosen, Valltrall, Seglora
42Merit Hemmingson och Beppe Wolgers med Folkliga
"Det For Två Vita Duvor..." Folkton I Vikens Kapel


Obscurity

Spoken Word / Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Sorgen i orgeln, Röster och episoder från Vattudalen
43Kata
Tívils døtur


Peculiarity

Faroese Folk Music / Polyphonic Chant
Highlight(s): Faðir og dóttir, Grímur á Miðalnesi
44Various Artists
Locklåtar på horn och pipa: Ancient Swedish Music


Peculiarity

Swedish Folk Music / Field Recordings
Highlights(s): Kulning, Köukning
453 Tolker
3 Tolker


Peculiarity

Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Karolina Marchen / Polska efter Ruli, Sirkkojen Tanssi
46Various Artists
Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings


Obscurity

Dark Folk / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): The Days Before the Fall, Pan, Kausienranta, 5 Montée des épies
47Handdlion
Musica Handdlion


Peculiarity

Chamber Folk / Celtic Folk Music / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Lough Gill, Afterglow Church, Cradle of Sky, Temole of Musala, Imaginary Thing, Traveler, Shine Brightly
48Marinekko
桜の樹の下で - Under the Cherry Tree


Obscurity

Nordic Folk Music / Celtic Folk Music
Highlight(s): 眠れぬ夜のワルツ, 白樺の径
49Emma Salokoski and Ilmiliekki Quartet
Vi sålde våra hemman


Peculiarity

Jazz / Nordic Folk Music
Highlight(s): Får jag lämna några blommor, Jag unnar dig ändå allt gott
50Frode Haltli
Avant Folk II


Peculiarity

Progressive Folk / Jazz / Nordic Folk Music / Experimental
Highlight(s): Doggerland, Nordlys
51Hans Brimi
Hyljarliv


Obscurity

Norwegian Folk Music
Higlight(s): Heimfjellheilagt, lydarslått, Springleik, Sjå ut, lydarslått,
Klåvåheilagt, lydarslått
52Susanne Lundeng
Vals til den røde fela


Obscurity

Norwegian Folk Music / Contemporary Folk
Highlight(s): Vals til den røde fela, En Dans Tel Han Harald, Ingenting Sakralt
53Vilma Timonen Quartet
Forward


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Kokko, Marraskuura, Ripatska
54Kanran
ユグドラシル - Yggdrasill


Peculiarity

Chamber Folk / Japanese Folk Music / Nordic Folk Music / Slavic Folk Music
Highlight(s): ニッヒェン, 消えた月
55Martti Pokela
Snow Kantele


Obscurity

Finnish Folk Music / Chamber Folk
Highlight(s): Nilla ja Seita, Koira, Hiidenkirnu, Tunturipuro
56Eric Sahlstrom and Gosta Sandstrom
Spelmanslåtar från Uppland


Obscurity

Swedish Folk Music
Highlight(s): Vals i F-dur efter Styfberg, Vals i C-dur från Lövstabruk,
'Dannmarkarn', vals i C-dur
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