Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Day at the Museum

Medieval Music

Christmas Candles

Four Vikings

There was Medieval music at the historical Christmas marke in Handen last Saturday. This duo is called Korp (Raven). To the left Gunnar Nordlinder who plays drums, Jew's harp and a few more instruments. To the right Karen Petersen who sings and as you can see here she also plays the fiddla, a type of violin. The fiddla dates back to the Middle Ages. There were lots of handmade Christmas items for sale in the museum. Like these rather unusual candle holders. On the third and last photo you can spot The Ring Bearer talking to Jocke Lavett, two of the Vikings that I met back in October.

12 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

I find the "fiddla" to be an interesting and beautiful instrument! Does she play in a Spelmanslag?

brattcat said...

These get more and more wonderful each day, Steffe.

Amy said...

oh wow I am loving these historical photos you are sharing, yes I like medieval music too

Jacob said...

What a fascinating place. I would find lots of things to buy there, I'm sure. Great fun!

Don and Krise said...

These people are very dedicated aren't they? I really like the candle holders.

Olivier said...

tres bon, ces comediens, j'aime beaucoup de village historique

PurestGreen said...

Oh, I love the candle holders! Beautiful. I also enjoyed the market photos you posted recently. Northern climates certainly understand the beauty of candle light.

Christchurch Photo Diary said...

Looks like an interesting place. I would like to visit there. I like the candle holders too.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and lovely shots !! Seems they were having a wonderful time !

Dan J. said...

The shot of the christmas candles is amazing. I love the detail and light. Very impressive.

Stine in Ontario said...

This looks like so much fun. Was the music good? I'd like to hear the fiddla played as I'm fond of folk music from Europe and North America.

exposemaximum said...

I liked all the images. quite different culture.