Snowflake Trio: Sun Dogs

Snowflake Trio was founded in 2009, in Dundalk, Ireland where they came together as part of a larger project organised by Louth Contemporary Music Society. Featuring renowned Irish singer and flautist Nuala Kennedy, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle virtuoso Vegar Vårdal and the genre defying accordion maestro Frode Haltli, the music of Snowflake Trio encompasses both a fine-boned delicacy and a rugged spontaneity.

To best put across its spirit for the listener, they recorded a live album released on Ta:lik Records where a rich core of carefully selected pieces of traditional music from both countries is interwoven with freely improvised sections and newly composed melodies. Click here to see a video of the opening tune of the album: ‘What Will We Do / Fjellvåk’, video by Ruth Gabrielle Lee Barrie.

Release details:

Released by Ta:lik Records 2019


Nuala Kennedy – flutes, whistle and vocals
Vegar Vårdal – violin and Hardanger fiddle
Frode Haltli – accordion

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Fridtjof Lindeman with Snowflake Trio.

1. What Will We Do / Fjellvåk (5:04)
2. The Green Lady (3:12)
3. Vals / Lugumleik (6:51)
4. Gjendines bådnlåt / Ri Teas is Fuachd (3:32)
5. Butterfly / Gudmunddansen (5:56)
6. A Face for Scuba (3:03)
7. Ceol Sidhe / Amerika-vise (3:48)
8. Å, jeg vet en seter (2:45)
9. Ur Cnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte / Den bortkomne sauen (5:01)
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