NORDIC BASED RECORD COMPANIES
Amigo Records, Sweden
Folk Music Institute (Kansanmusiikki-instituutti),
Giga Records, Sweden
Hurv Records, Sweden
Rockadillo Records, Finland
Tutl Records, Farøe
Upe Records, Latvia
RELATED RECORD COMPANIES
North Side records of
USA has licensed numerous Nordic CDs for the North American market including
some exclusive compilations and most titles with new packaging. They're
crazy about the stuff and would love to hear from you.
ECM Records has,
of course, published many excellent and groundbreaking recordings from
Scandinavia over the years. Artists such as Edward Vesala, Jan Garbarek,
Arild Andersen, Bengt Berger and others are well represented, not to mention
newcomers like Krakatau and Nordan. ECM has excellent distribution worldwide
so it makes sense to buy their products directly from them, if possible.
The U.S. office of ECM has a www site where interested parties (within
USA) can go directly for information and purchases. They do not sell outside
of U.S. but they do provide a wealth of information for everyone worldwide.
Falun Folk Festival
in Sweden has their own site, including photos and sounds and information
about the Norrsken "Nordic Lights" convention that takes place every February.
Førde Folk Music Festival, Norway: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival: email@example.com
Umeå Folk Music Festival, Sweden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Världen i Norden world
music festival, Sweden
D Tours agency, Sweden: email@example.com
JPP, Maria Kalaniemi & Aldargaz, Troka, Kimmo Pohjonen): firstname.lastname@example.org
Kontur Agency, Sweden
Rockadillo Agency, Finland (Wimme, Trio Töykeät,
Pekka Pohjola, Slobo Horo, RinneRadio): email@example.com
ASSOCIATIONS and ORGANIZATIONS
Finnish Music Information Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sibelius Academy in Helsinki
has a massive site, including information about their Folk Music Department.
a great source for all things musical (and Finnish).
Another excellent source for information about Finnish music
(rock bands, primarily, but not exclusively) is Finnish based Rockdata.
Biographies, discographies, news, links and more.
is a Swedish folk music center with information and links to labels, bands,
festivals, etc etc.
Lira magazine, Sweden.
Excellent folk music publication, unfortunately it's all in Swedish.
Furnald in USA is a very knowledgable source for information about the
Finnish folk music scene (as well as many others). He has written numerous
articles and reviews about the artists, the recordings, the concerts and
festivals. His website contains everything he has ever written about Finnish
folk music (and more). Direct to the Rootsworld
Roots Magazine, UK
a German based bilingual (English & German) folk music webzine with
a focus on Europe.
Terra is a Portugese based world music webzine. Several Finnish music
reviews to be found!
Nordic Folk is a Nordic Folk fan's mailing list and discussion
is a Swedish website featuring Nordic music videos.
fax: 358 9 628950
phone: 358 9 666375
Last edited 11.2.99