Norwegian folk music from Tove Bøygard, who's also part of a duo with little sister Anita simply called Bøygard. In 2010 she released her first self-titled solo album which featured this beautiful song. "Stille elv" (Calm river) is one of those ballads, you know the ones that just grab you, captivates you completely and doesn't let go for a long time after the music has stopped. Apart from the intoxicating melody itself, attention has to go to the wonderful harding fiddle played by Olav Luksengård Mjelva that has a sound unlike anything else. Below you'll find a link to a simple live performance that renders the song as naked as can be and absolutely stunningly fine.
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