Category: Music

Northern Lights – The Frozen North (Viking Sand Art And Music)

This brief article is concerned with the promotion of a truly beautiful project depicting sand art in combination with authentic folk music reminiscent to the Viking Age. Northern Lights – The Frozen North is an artistic audio-video production recalling ‘the story of the Sons of Arngrim who set sail for the Shetlands in a freezing…


One Genre To Rule Them All – Classic Rock And J.R.R. Tolkien

It is no secret that rock musicians have many times drawn significant influences stemming from fantasy, mythology, and history. Therefore, there is no wonder that many of the highly acclaimed and popular classic rock British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s had been tremendously inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular…


Led Zeppelin’s Welsh, English, And Norse Influences

In the passing of time, it should come as no surprise to most life-long devoted Led Zeppelin fans that this English rock band integrated a considerable number of fine literary elements stemming from the traditions, mythologies, and folklores of Wales, England, and even the Norse lands, into their own music. So it is that the combination…


Hurdy-Gurdy, The Medieval Instrument You Might Have Never Heard About

The hurdy-gurdy is a medieval stringed instrument that produces sounds by manually rotating a hand crank that is connected to the wheel which stimulates the strings. Although quite obscure and unpopular nowadays, during the Middle Ages this instrument was an almost indispensable part of the medieval folk music in present-day France and much of the…


A Brief Overview On The Music Of The Middle Ages And Its Instruments

Medieval music is characterised by the historical period encompassed between the years 400 to 1400. Its two main branches are represented by liturgical (i.e. religious) and secular (i.e. non-religious) music. On the other hand, with respect to the usages of instruments it’s important to mention that there can be identified three main musical categories as…