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Køvi Awesomeness. Thank you! :-) Favorite track: Vallåt.
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Landon An enticing and rewarding pagan folk album. Much heart was put into this music, to be sure...
Eric Peters
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Eric Peters Really fun folk! Great to eat breakfast to. Favorite track: Halteguten.
Anders M. Nordli
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Anders M. Nordli Some of the best artists in this genre are gathered on this album. Einar Selvik (Wardruna) turns everything he touches into gold... at least in my ears, and this is not an exception. Therefore I've chosen Vallåt as my favourite track from this album, but it's really filled with high quality modern folk music from beginning to end. Favorite track: Vallåt.
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FreeBorne Family What a great fucking album! Get over here to the US! I’ve got mead brewing and fire burning. Favorite track: Svärdsjö Polska.
Ian K
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Ian K Here's to 13th October!
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Halteguten 04:36
Polska Svit 03:47
Elve Fert 05:28
Vandringen 04:53
Vallåt 04:12


After nine years of performing and collecting song material, KAUNAN will finally release their debut album entitled "Forn" through the Norwegian label BY NORSE MUSIC.

The album "Forn" features contributions by leading guest musicians such as Einar Selvik (WARDRUNA), Maria Franz (HEILUNG and SONGLEIKR) and the Swedish percussionist Dhani Åhlman. Accompanied by a booklet rich in illustrations, photos and background stories about the folklore traditions that lie behind the songs, "FORN" will open a new previously uncharted doorway into the world of the ancient north.


released October 13, 2017

Boris Koller: Kontrabasharpa, Oktavkontrabasharpa
Göran Hallmarken: Vocals, Hurdy-Gurdy, Bagpipe, Mouth Harp
Oliver s. Tyr: Irish Bouzouki, Mandora, Mandola, Trossingen Lyra, Mouth Harp

Guest musicians: Dhani Åhlman: Percussion
Einar Selvik: Vocals on "Vallåt"
Maria Franz: Vocals on "Vallåt"
Ilan Rosén: Mouth Harp on "Den gamle Sordølen"


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Kaunan Germany

KAUNAN is Oliver S. Tyr (Ger.), Boris Koller (Au.) and Göran Hallmarken (Swe). Oliver S. Tyr is the frontman of the well- known German folk band FAUN. Boris Koller is a professional painter and composer who specializes in working with the old types of Nyckelharpa. Göran Hallmarken is one of the most outstanding hurdy-gurdy players on the Swedish folk and medieval music scene. ... more

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