Fascinating European folk recreations with bowed strings and wind instruments


Griselda Sanderson & Ricardo de Noronha–Veer (Waulk Records, 2017)

Veer is a multicolored collaboration between British musician Griselda Sanderson and Portuguese luthier and player Ricardo de Noronha.

Although Veer’s fascinating music is rooted in European folk traditions, Sanderson and de Noronha perform new sonic explorations with spontaneous improvisations. Sanderson plays nyckelharpa, hardanger fiddle, riti (West African one-string fiddle), fiddle and double bass. Meanwhile, de Noronha plays wind instruments he made, such as his versions of the Slovak Fujara shepherd’s flutes.

Guest musicians include Soufian Saihi on ud; Nuno Silva on dulcimer; and Louis Bingham on cittern, tambura, double bass and accordion.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music for many years. He founded the sites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart. Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts and Music of the World.

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