The world primiére for an impressive ramshorn,
lure and willow flute album, of a kind heard
never before! Eilif Gundersen from Ål,Hallingdal, is the principal performer.Gundersen shows depth and breadth in his repertoire, especially when playing his long tunes and blue notes on the difficult ramshorn/goat horn. Gundersen is also producer for this recording and has gently arranged several tunes, supported by Gunnlaug Lien Myr’s singing, Terje Isungseth’s persussion and Tor Egil Kreken’s banjo and bass. The result is a varied album with a lyrical atmosphere.
Gundersen has employed a cultural-historical
approach. Here, for the first time, is an album that sets focus on old musical instruments in the context of daily farm-work, the rhythm of the seasons and the old-fashioned “primstav”, calendar stick. The “primstav” is a kind of eternal calendar whose symbols provide advice as to which dates are best for planting thus the title “Sowing Day”), harvesting and moving
to the summer-farm, as well as what kind of weather to expect. The symbols and special days of the “primstav” are fully integrated into the repertoire on this recording, which is accompanied by a booklet in Norwegian, English, Spanish and French.