William 'Liam' Clancy (1935-2009) (Irish;Liam Mac Fhlannchadha) was an Irish folk singer. With his brothers Tom, and Patrick Clancy, as well as Tommy Makem, he was part of the popular group The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem.
Wardruna is a Norwegian musical constellation set out to explore and evoke the depths of heathen Germanic wisdom and spirituality. Musically Wardruna has its main focus on the cultic musical language found in the near-forgotten arts of galdr, seidr and the daily acts of the cultic life, mixed with impulses from Scandinavian and Nordic folk music. They formed in 2003 in Bergen, Norway. The album entitled ‘Gap var Ginnunga’ is the first in a planned trilogy that will interpret the runes of the Elder Futhark.
Combine swiss folk songs with a kletzmer or balkan brass playing style and add a little bit of ska to get the unique sound of the Molotow Brass Orkestar. The band was founded in fall 2007, when 6 friends - who all happened to study music in Bern - sat together and started to rediscover songs they knew from their childhood. Molotow Brass Orkestar unifies east and west. Its music is a declaration of love to folk music in Switzerland and eastern Europe.
Celtic Fiddle Festival was founded by Johnny Cunningham, Kevin Burke, and Christian Lemaitre. After the death of Cunningham in 2003, Andre Brunet was added to the group. Burke is a legend of Irish fiddle, while Lemaitre plays tunes from his native Brittany, and Andre Brunet from Quebec.
Greenland Whalefishers started out in Bergen Norway in 1994, long before anyone had heard of bands like Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys. Combining british punk with celtic folk influences, the band soon became one of the most interesting post-pogues bands . Almost two decades of touring all around the world, releasing seven full length albums, piles of singles and EPs and an uncountable number of split-releases, contributing with music to the movie