Kerstin Blodig

Kerstin Blodig
Kerstin Blodig
Kerstin Blodig
  • country:Norway
  • region:Nordic
  • style(s):Folk, Pop
  • label:Westpark Music
  • type:Band, Solo
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Westpark Music

Line up

  • Iain Edgar  (congas)
  • Ian Melrose (guitar, whistles)
  • Ingolf Kurkowski (drums)
  • Joerg Surrey (guitar)
  • Kerstin Blodig (vocals, guitar, bodhrán, bouzouki, mandolin)
  • Mike Cunningham (bass)
  • Peter Jakk (fretless bass)
  • Urs Fuchs (bass, cajan, frame drum, piano)
  • WolframCramer von Clausbruch (keyboards)


Internationally known as one of the most important interpreters of Scandinavian and Celtic world-music, her musicality shines through, not only as founding member of Touchwood, Talking Water and Norland Wind and the duo Kelpie with Ian Melrose, but also as a solo artist. With a voice described as "clear as Norwegian fjord water" and her virtuoso, groovy guitar-playing she recently released her highly acclaimed 2nd solo album Trollsang - original compositions and intricate arrangements of traditional Norwegian songs which sets an even higher standard than her debut album, Valivann (Westpark), which won the German critics prize.

Being one of the finest women guitarists in the acoustic scene today, she has recently become endorser of Gibson Guitars.