Norland Wind Trio
Harp Music and Song from the Celtic Northwest…
KERSTIN BLODIG (vocals, guitar, bouzouki)
THOMAS LOEFKE (Celtic Harp)
IAN MELROSE (guitar, low whistle, vocals)
The magic of the Celtic harp is central to the sound of Norland Wind. The landscape and music of Donegal, the Celtic northwest of Ireland, provides the inspiration for many compositions of the trio featuring harpist Thomas Loefke. Haunting harp instrumentals written by Loefke or by ex-Clannad lead guitarist Ian Melrose alternate with Gaelic and Anglo-Irish songs mostly composed by singer/guitarist Kerstin Blodig. Thomas’s lyrical harp, the clarity of Kerstin’s expressive voice and her strong guitar rhythms, Ian’s sensitive fingerstyle guitar work, along with vocal harmony and compact arrangements, blend to create a uniquely evocative and emotionally powerful sound: Celtic acoustic music which successfully merges the traditional and the modern.