Wardruna is difficult to classify. Their performance is not like anything else you’ve ever seen--part music, part drama, part history lesson, part poetry. Led by Einar Selvik, they’ve released three albums and have a worldwide following. They are dedicated to creating musical renditions of cultural and esoteric Norse traditions, and make significant use of historical and traditional Nordic instruments. They also contributed music to History Channel’s series VIKINGS, and Einar appeared in two episodes.
From their bio:
“Wardruna merge academics with pop culture, and their thorough and serious approach has made them one of today’s foremost communicators of Norse culture. Today’s top international scholars on Old Norse studies use Einar’s work to exemplify how music might have been executed in earlier times in Scandinavia and he has lectured about his work with historical music in prestigious universities such as
Oxford, Reykjavik University, and University of Bergen. Wardruna was commissioned by the Norwegian government to write and perform a music piece for the 200-year anniversary of the Norwegian constitution in 2014.”
Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/WardrunainElCajon