Kerstin Blodig

Kerstin Bodig is regarded as one of the most important interpreters of Scandinavian and Celtic world-music. She studied musicology, Scandinavian languages and cultures, with particular emphasis on Norwegian folk music.

“Trolls, fairies, water spirits, mountain giants, elf kings and little people – those are the main characters in Kerstin Blodig`s sung fairytales. Even though the songs are mainly traditional and medieval ballads from Scandinavia, the singer and guitarist manages, without being corny, esoteric or evoking associations of Ronja Röverdatter, to transport the listener into the world of Nordic mythology." Blue Rhythm


Kerstin Blodig

- a voice as clear as Norwegian fjord water coupled with a virtuoso groovy guitar.

"Out of the Woods"

The Norwegian singer/songwriter/guitarist Kerstin Blodig presents her debut-album on Stockfisch. The recordings took place in Solling - in a clearing in one of Germany’s largest forest areas. The rich natural atmosphere - including birdsong and sounds from the vegetation - fits wonderfully to Kerstin’s haunting Norwegian folk ballads, her crystal clear expressive mezzosoprano and her modern virtuoso guitar playing.

“Out of the Woods” is a collection of favourite songs about the loveliest season of all – springtime, featuring re-recorded repertoire from formerly released CDs as well as brand-new material – including three spontaneous improvisations, where the musicians sat around the microphones and just started to play ...

Opulently modern, minimalistically folky, bizarre and beautiful, passionate and pure, melancholy and dreamy, soulful and sad, tongue-in-cheek and humorous – Kerstin Blodig takes us on a musical journey from Norway across the North Sea to Scotland and back home again to the land of the trolls, elf kings and wood nymphs, of breath-taking landscapes and mysterious myths.

SFR 357.4077.2  •  total time 65:50  •  Hybrid-SACD


performing on this album "Out of the Woods" :

Kerstin Blodig - vocals, guitar, bodhrán, bouzouki /Ian Melrose - acoustic and electric guitar, whistles, seljefløyte, vocals / Urs Fuchs - electric bass, double bass, vocals / Mia Gunberg Ådin - nykkelharpa/ Liv Vester Larsen - fiddle /Manfred Leuchter - accordion / Yogi Jockusch - percussion