Trollabundin (Eivor Palsdottir cover) on an Anglo Saxon Lyre / Harp

Trollabundin (Eivor Palsdottir cover) on an Anglo Saxon Lyre / Harp

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My replica Anglo Saxon lyre is based on archaeological remains from around 600AD (such as the one found in the Sutton Hoo ship burial).

I’ve attempted the modern Faroese song ‘Trøllabundin’ by Eivør Pálsdóttir, which was quite a daunting task as her voice is so special – ethereal, raw and powerful (see her play it here: https://youtu.be/wsl-KHGe4Kk). I can’t match that of course but my aim is more to experiment with different kinds of music and playing styles.

I didn’t like any of the translations I found online so I’ve done my own. I do the first verse in Faroese first – just plucking the strings – and then repeat it in English using the ‘block and strum’ method. Second verse is again Faroese first then English. I’ve put my translated lyrics below.

I am spellbound – enchanted I am
The sorcerer’s power holds me fast
I am spellbound, deep in my soul
In my heart burns a blazing fire

I am spellbound – entranced I am
The sorcerer’s power holds me fast
Spellbound to the core of my heart
My gaze is locked where the sorcerer stood

I don’t use any audio effects as the saxons didn’t have them 😉
#vikingmusic #viking

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