Wardruna @ The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco [15 September]

Wardruna


1037
15
September
21:00

 Facebook event page
The Regency Ballroom
1290 Sutter St., San Francisco, California 94109
Goldenvoice presents
North American Tour 2018

WARDRUNA
with Eivør

SAT, 15 SEP 2018 at 09:00PM PDT
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 08:00PM

OnSale: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at 10:00AM PDT
Announcement: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 at 10:00AM PDT

Wardruna is a Norwegian music group founded by Einar Kvitrafn Selvik. In 2009 Wardruna enchanted their listeners with their mesmerizing debut album ‘gap var Ginnunga’, which also was the first part of a planned trilogy. In the ensuing years the group have spent a lot of time on adapting their music to a live format and establishing a live band. This resulting in a handful of very special concerts, perhaps most notably when they performed in front of the majestic 1100-year-old Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Norway.With the use of the oldest of Nordic instruments and poetic metres as well as lyrics written in Norwegian, Old Norse and Proto-Norse tongue, Wardruna is now, after nearly three years in the making, finally ready to return with the second album in the ‘Runaljod’ trilogy entitled ‘Yggdrasil’. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Kvitrafn Selvik has, together with vocalists Kristian Espedal (aka Gaahl) and Lindy-Fay Hella, managed to make a strikingly beautiful and intense continuation of what was started with their first album, but without falling into the trap of merely repeating themselves. ‘Yggdrasil’ is also graced with guest appearances by renowned Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Iceland’s leading rímur singer Steindór Andersen.The ongoing ‘Runaljod’ trilogy is a musical rendition of the 24 runes in what is often referred to as the elder futhark. Some of the recordings are done outdoors in places or under circumstances of significance to each rune. Wardruna primarily use old and historical instruments such as primitive deer-hide frame drums, Kraviklyra, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn, lur and more. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound like trees, rocks, water and torches are also used.All of these elements are carefully woven into a rich musical landscape and complemented with whispering voices, melodic song and mighty choirs. Although Wardruna’s music share characteristics with music typically labeled as folk, world and/or ambient, none of these genres can really describe their unique style. It truly must be experienced.

Wardruna is a Norwegian music group founded by Einar Kvitrafn Selvik. In 2009 Wardruna enchanted their listeners with their mesmerizing debut album ‘gap var Ginnunga’, which also was the first part of a planned trilogy. In the ensuing years the group have spent a lot of time on adapting their music to a live format and establishing a live band. This resulting in a handful of very special concerts, perhaps most notably when they performed in front of the majestic 1100-year-old Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Norway.
With the use of the oldest of Nordic instruments and poetic metres as well as lyrics written in Norwegian, Old Norse and Proto-Norse tongue, Wardruna is now, after nearly three years in the making, finally ready to return with the second album in the ‘Runaljod’ trilogy entitled ‘Yggdrasil’. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Kvitrafn Selvik has, together with vocalists Kristian Espedal (aka Gaahl) and Lindy-Fay Hella, managed to make a strikingly beautiful and intense continuation of what was started with their first album, but without falling into the trap of merely repeating themselves. ‘Yggdrasil’ is also graced with guest appearances by renowned Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Iceland’s leading rímur singer Steindór Andersen.
The ongoing ‘Runaljod’ trilogy is a musical rendition of the 24 runes in what is often referred to as the elder futhark. Some of the recordings are done outdoors in places or under circumstances of significance to each rune. Wardruna primarily use old and historical instruments such as primitive deer-hide frame drums, Kraviklyra, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn, lur and more. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound like trees, rocks, water and torches are also used.
All of these elements are carefully woven into a rich musical landscape and complemented with whispering voices, melodic song and mighty choirs. Although Wardruna’s music share characteristics with music typically labeled as folk, world and/or ambient, none of these genres can really describe their unique style. It truly must be experienced.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ The Regency Ballroom:

Tamia: Passion Like Fire Tour
Tamia: Passion Like Fire Tour
The Regency Ballroom
The Blaze
The Blaze
The Regency Ballroom
Nightmare on Van Ness Halloween Bash
Nightmare on Van Ness Halloween Bash
The Regency Ballroom
Thrice
Thrice
The Regency Ballroom
Kip Moore
Kip Moore
The Regency Ballroom
Fleetmac Wood Presents Gold Dust Disco - San Francisco
Fleetmac Wood Presents Gold Dust Disco - San Francisco
The Regency Ballroom
Elephante
Elephante
The Regency Ballroom
Rex Orange County
Rex Orange County
The Regency Ballroom
Rex Orange County
Rex Orange County
The Regency Ballroom
Minzy
Minzy
The Regency Ballroom
Behemoth
Behemoth
The Regency Ballroom
4B
4B
The Regency Ballroom
Dom Kennedy
Dom Kennedy
The Regency Ballroom
Rancid: A Benefit For The Ohlhoff Recovery Program
Rancid: A Benefit For The Ohlhoff Recovery Program
The Regency Ballroom
Poppy at The Regency Ballroom
Poppy at The Regency Ballroom
The Regency Ballroom
HOOBASTANK
HOOBASTANK
The Regency Ballroom
Minus The Bear
Minus The Bear
The Regency Ballroom
VNV Nation
VNV Nation
The Regency Ballroom

The most anticipated events in San Francisco :

Free Days in the National Parks
Free Days in the National Parks
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz After Dark with UD friends: dress up like it was 1930s
Alcatraz After Dark with UD friends: dress up like it was 1930s
San Francisco, California
San Francisco Coffee Festival 2018
San Francisco Coffee Festival 2018
Wharf Fest Chowder Competition 2018
Wharf Fest Chowder Competition 2018
Fisherman's Wharf
Haunted Cruise
Haunted Cruise
Chocolate Festival
Chocolate Festival
Haunted Ghost Ship
Haunted Ghost Ship
89 King St, San Francisco, CA 94158, United States
San Francisco Coffee Festival
San Francisco Coffee Festival
Dogpatch Studios
Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour
Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area: Seasonal Herb Walk
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area: Seasonal Herb Walk
San Francisco, California
The most popular events in your news feed!