IRMELIN

Photo: Maja Kristin Nylander

Going on

NEW ALBUM RELEASE - Swedish Folk Songs - IN JANUARY 2016!
The trees which stand firmly in the earth thanks to their powerful roots, can easily allow their branches to brush against the rest of the world. With their leaves they soak up all the strength that is beyond the reach of those roots. We welcome you to join us on our journey down the path to the sources of songs in the mountains and the deep valleys. Ancient folk songs open up, letting themselves be colored by their encounters with people throughout the ages.

Irmelin will be touring throughout 2016 with the songs from their new album.

More info: www.irmelin.nu
 

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The vocal group Irmelin has been active since 1999. In 2006 they released their debut album "Kärligheten" – love songs. In 2008 they released their second album "Gyldene Freden" – the golden piece and 2013 they released their third album "North Sea Stories. All albums have been well received by critics as audience.
The group has given concerts on some of the biggest stages in Sweden and in March 2006 they went on their first international tour to Japan.

In October 2008 Irmelin toured in Taiwan and they also won the second prize in the "Taiwan International Contemporary A Cappella Competition", the international jury called Irmelins way of singing "the spirit of a capella singing."


IRMELIN has performed live several times on Swedish television and radio and they often performs in spectacular contexts, especially with their unique polyphonic "kulning" – herding calls. They have also recorded soundtracks for the Swedish University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre and worked as theatre musicians.
IRMELIN members are also experienced teachers and give workshops in folk singing, kulning and diddling/mouth music.

Briliant review from New York!
"These three ladies are capable of grabbing any note out of thin air and add harmonies that emulate the experience of floating in the clouds and nail the dissonances that keep you on the edge of your seat, then resolve it all back to a euphoric state. With creation of rhythmic harmonic foundations and answer and question style melodies their voices fill the room with comforting and enjoyable sounds."
Review by Peter Schwingle, New York, January 2012: