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Padraig Duggan, a great friend and musician died this morning (August 9). We met over 40 years ago. He and the other members of Clannad were the musical heroes of my school time. The first of his songs I heard was "Lisa".

Here is the Rubicon version of that song: to remember his voice, his playing, his friendship and the wonderful time we had together on many Norland Wind tours:
Lisa by Padraig Duggan





Berlin Celtic Music Festival 19.12.15
Tor Mor  by Thomas Loefke, Norland Wind and Friends:
Kerstin Blodig - guitar, Angelika Nielsen - violin, Thomas Loefke - Celtic harp, Noel Duggan - guitar, Mads Klindt Poulsen - keyboard, Philipp Wiechert - guitar, Eoin Duignan - uilleann pipes, Tommy Sullivan - guitar, Ian Melrose - low whistle, Gregor Schulenburg - duduk, Mathis Mayr - cello   live sound: Jörg Surrey

Steinurin í Íðu & Skorarheyggjurin by Angelika Nielsen,
performed by Norland Wind: Angelika Nielsen - violin, Thomas Loefke - Celtic harp, Noel Duggan - guitar, Mads Klindt Poulsen - keyboard, Philipp Wiechert - guitar, live sound: Jörg Surrey
Celtic Music Festival Passionskirche, Berlin 19.12.15;







TV- Interview with Thomas 21.4.15






Angelika Nielsen & Thomas Loefke - Norðan - North Atlantic Soundscapes

From August 2014 on Tutl and Laika records: The Duo-CD of the Faroese fiddle player and the Berlin harpist with their own compositions and music from the Faroe Islands: Celtic harp and Nordic fiddle featuring Ian Melrose, Máire Breatnach, Finnur Hansen and Mikael Blak as guest musicians. 
orders to:
thomas@norlandwind.eu



Videos from Norland Wind‘s 20 years anniversary concert in Berlin (21/12/2013):

Norland Wind & Friends - Stephen‘s Day Session      Kerstin Blodig & Thomas Loefke - Norland Wind
Norland Wind & Friends - Arrivals       Norland Wind & Friends - Mìle Marbhphaisg /Mìle Reel 
Norland Wind & Friends - Storm in a Teacup       Angelika Nielsen & Thomas Loefke - Tjørnarøkur
Máire Breatnach & Thomas Loefke       Ian Melrose - The Shearing‘s not for you

A huge thank you to Hans-Georg Flack for these videos!


Norland Wind - Storm in a Teacup

The band‘s new album with 7 songs and 5 instrumentals,
with all the favourites of the current program and some surprises.   
you can order it now: 
info@duo-kelpie.com



As a birthday present for Thomas, Ian Melrose and Jörg Surrey created this new very different version of Thomas‘s favourite composition Tor Mor: The Ultimate Tor Mor

A reminder of the original Norland Wind version is:
here.


New Pictures

The photographs Thomas shows at his solo concerts are just an important part of the shows as his music.
His compositions and his pictures are witnesses of his travels mostly to the islands in the North Atlantic.  You can have a preview here:

Northern Isles Picture Gallery I     Northern Isles Picture Gallery II


Kerstin‘s newest CD is the album Huldrelokkk - Trolldans

Huldrelokkk - the wood nymph's beckoning call, is a brand-new all-female trio playing acoustic folk music from three Scandinavian countries: Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Three angelic voices coupled with two virtuoso fiddles and a groovy rhythmic guitar, they celebrated their world premiere concert to an enthusiastic Berlin audience in October 2009. In 2010 there followed concerts and festival appearances in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Germany.



Acoustic Eidolon & Thomas Loefke  - “Friends Across the Ocean“


17 tracks, 62 minutes of mesmerising soundscapes for cello, guitjo and Celtic harp, brandnew compositions and old favourites of the trio programme.  "Friends Across the Ocean" is the harvest of 10 years of musical cooperation and friendship between Hannah Alkire and Joe Scott of the Colorado based duo Acoustic Eidolon and harpist Thomas Loefke. That cooperation has started 2000 in Vancouver/Canada and resulted in many concert tours on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.




“Fine Arts”

Lutz Gerlach (keyboards) with Thomas Loefke (harp) and Jens Naumilkat (cello) LGM-records

18 new compositions by Lutz Gerlach, pianist and composer from Ahrenshoop/Germany. Wonderful instrumental music full of enchantment, dreams and energy.  Sound file





Máire Breatnach - Cranna Ceoil

Máire Breatnach has just released her 5th Solo Album. It is called “Cranna Ceoil“ featuring slow Airs and melodies written by her over the last couple of years. Intense music of sheer beauty, emotion and grace which moves me to tears. I have been saying Máire‘s CD “Celtic Lovers“ is the most beautiful Irish album of all times. Now I think that title should go to “Cranna Ceoill“.    Máire, I love your music!




All CDs mentioned above are available through the artists' websites or through thomas@norlandwind.eu

 
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