She's wowed audiences at Faerieworlds, MythicWorlds, and last year's FaerieCon, now Norwegian singer and fiddle-player Martine Kraft returns to Baltimore to present her breathtaking fusion of tradition and artistic experimentation at the Good Faeries Ball! If you've never seen Martine perform, we promise that you will be drawn into a world of magic and wonder with her melding of tradition and her own sonic experimentation. “She manages to seize the 'spirit of our time' in norwegian folk music” - Trine Skei Grande Martine Kraft is an acclaimed Norwegian artist and composer. She has been on stages around the world with her own material for over a decade, and delivers compositions to a huge number of ceremonial occasions. Martine combines her traditional nordic sounds with raw power and haunting, dreamlike soundscapes. As well as being a virtuoso hardingfiddle player, she is a talented composer with a unique voice. Martine Kraft was born in the capitol Oslo, but spent most of her childhood in the beautiful mountain village Lom. She now she lives in the city Gjøvik. Her unique vocal and outstanding fiddle playing has syenrgized into a complex soundscape where she has created her own musical universe. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist she has a strong artistic foundation that combined with her characteristic performance expresses a total package you rarely experience. Martine unites tradition and innovation, both wild and beautiful.
“Not since Griegs “Into the hall of the mountain king” has anything as mysterious and powerful been delivered from a norwegian artist” - The Newspaper of TrondheimThe debut album Hidden Shore (2009) sold to every continent of the world and confirmed her unique appeal worldwide, and since then she has worked to establish a bigger audience and a wider route for touring. She attracted attention as a guest artist with Billy