From a classical upbringing, to pop, jazz funk and jazz, Norby listens solely to her heart and evaluates the musical quality of melodies fully free of genre restrictions. It is a path between worlds that her ACT debut 'Arabesque' defined two years ago: She wrote her own lyrics to classical works, from Rimski-Korsakov and Ravel to Michel Legrand, and transported them to jazz with the aid of her husband Lars Danielsson and their band. Now, with her second ACT album 'Silent Ways' she goes back in the other direction to some extent.
Jonne Järvelä (born June 3, 1974) is the vocalist/guitarist of the Finnish band Korpiklaani.He is known in the Verga folk metal scene for his yoiking and contributed the yoik on the Finntroll album, Jaktens Tid. He was once a member of the Sami music group Angelin tytöt.In 2011 he appeared in the song "Humppa Is My Neighbour" by the Russian band Troll Bends Fir and in the song "Leszek a Hold" by the Hungarian band Dalriada, in 2012 he played on the Varg Song "A Thousand Eyes" of the Guten Tag album.
The original motion picture soundtrack to the 2004 film starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman, & Julie Christie, with original music composed by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek. The album won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. It was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.
There are quite a few female fronted bands that are deemed to be folk metal. Leaves Eyes, Kivimetsän Druidi, Midnattsol and Battlelore are all examples of bands that have, at one time or another, been described as being folk metal. Whilst all are definitely influenced by folk music, a more complete example of a female fronted folk metal band would be Hungary’s Dalriada. Already a very successful band in their home country, the band’s sixth record and first for AFM records sees the band try and translate their success to the rest of Europe and the world.