Julussa – Exotic Scandinavian New Folk Music

Julussa is a Scandinavian new-folk music trio named after the last remaining Norwegian wolf pack. This talented group of musicians, Russell, Geoff, and Jesse, combine the mesmerizing sounds of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle with guitar, bass, drums, and jaw harp to produce a wide variety of world folk music styles that have delighted audiences at major festivals all around the globe.

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The styles they cover include traditional Celtic, Bluegrass, and Norwegian folk music. See their song list below for a more extensive look at the tunes they play.

Like the Julussa Flokken, this modern day Scandinavian trio provides a link to a greater past, bringing audiences in the west a glimpse of Scandinavia’s long-forgotten, but inspiring musical traditions. This is “Scandi-Folk” for real people.

Adding a new-age flair to the traditional folk music of Scandinavia, with an emphasis on the engaging sounds of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle along with beautifully creative arrangements, they produce an exotic and appealing form of music that audiences of all ages appreciate.

Julussa adds spice to festivals, fairs, wedding ceremonies, receptions, banquets, and also provides wonderful background music. The trio additionally provides folk dance accompaniment or music for simple listening pleasure. For a unique and hypnotic experience, add the music of this talented trio to your special event.

Julussa Music Samples

The musical has entertained audiences all over the world with their own creative arrangements of Scandinavian new-folk music, traditional Celtic music, and bluegrass music. Their unique sound is in large part due to the mesmerizing sounds of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, known as the hardingfele in Norway. It is an elegant instrument first heard in the 17th century and often referred to as the national instrument of Norway. It is beautifully decorated and topped with a carved head of a maiden.

The hardingfele has sympathetic strings beneath the fingerboard that add echoing overtones to the music it produces. Two voices are created, a melody and an accompanying drone voice, giving it a unique sound that is both exotic and enchanting. The music of the Hardanger fiddle is most often played for listeners, but also accompanies dancers. The waltz, as well as traditional folk dances from various districts in Norway, are often accompanied by this elegant, yet often exuberant music.

Sample Song List

Traditional Norwegian Tunes

  • Plukke I
  • Mendocino Wedding March
  • Bruremarsj
  • And more…
  • Fossegrimen
  • Dervish
  • Polket Fra Ramstadle

Traditional Celtic Songs

  • Kesh Jig
  • Eagle Cry
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • B Minor
  • David’s Jig
  • Valerie Pringle’s
  • And more…
  • Mrs Jamison’s Favourite
  • DA
  • Music for a Found Harmonium
  • The Curse Reversed
  • Mason’s Apron
  • Devil’s Dream

Traditional American Bluegrass Music

  • Devil Went Down to Georgia
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
  • Kelly Waltz
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • And more…
  • Georgiana Moon
  • Sunrise on the Guinea Farm
  • Boil the Cabbage
  • Cripple Creek
  • Draggin’ the Bow
  • Ragtime Anne

Julussa combines the traditional folk music of Scandinavia with their own unique and modern-age arrangements to create the most enchanting and mesmerizing folk music imaginable. The sounds of Julussa add an exciting, and yet relaxing tone to any event.