The wood sings in Pokljuka: Noreia and a presentation of resonant wood
Presentation of resonance wood and concert by the Noreia music group in the unspoiled nature of the Pokljuka Forest.
In the middle of the forest, among the trees, stories live. Maybe they are stories about goblins, maybe about miners, or about fairies? Whom will we meet as we gaze into the distance, looking for clues of our imagination amidst the canopy?
Free transport from Bohinjska Bistrica will be organised to the event. To register, please email us at [email protected] and indicate your boarding point-bus stop. The timetable can be found at the bottom of the page.
Noreia – “Celtic dance on Slovenian wood!”
Noreia is a five-piece ensemble of experienced musicians playing traditional Irish, Scottish and Breton tunes, but not in a completely traditional way! Recently, the band has been actively fusing the “Celtic” tradition with their own heritage – Slovenian folk music and creating their own compositions, creating a unique and distinctive sound!
In the last years of its existence, Noreia has recorded over 300 performances. The band regularly appears on festival stages, both at home and abroad. Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Germany and Spain. After their first album Step it Out! (2015), in January 2017 the band released their second album “Moments To Treasure”, where besides traditional songs we can also hear some original material for the first time. In 2017, the band is selected in a strong international competition to perform at one of the biggest Celtic music festivals in the world, the Ortigueira Festival in Spain (Galicia), where they perform in front of a crowd of 30,000 people as the opening concert of the festival.
With their third album Vize (2019), the band first attracted the attention of music critics as well as the media and the general public. 2019 also sees the premiere of Erin’s Heartbeat, a dance-music performance that Noreia is co-producing with the School of Irish Dance Ljubljana.
A special chapter in the group’s work is the Robert Burns Kilt project, in which together with Jani Kovačič and Laura Krajnc they dedicate themselves to the memory of Scotland’s greatest poet. The album of the same name will be released in 2022, as the first “live” concert album of the ensemble.
The band has so far collaborated musically with such great names as Donal Lunny, Tola Custy, Padraig Rynne, Janez Dovč, Diarmaid and Donncha Moynihan, Davog Rynne, Maurice Lennon, Jani Kovačič and many others.
– Ana Novak: violin, vocal
– Anej Ivanuša: wood flute, Galician bagpipes, flutes, bouzouki, vocal
– Gašper Šinkovec: guitar, accordion, vocal
– Robert Bone: clarinet, Irish bagpipes, flutes, vocal
– Stanči Škarja: double bass
Free transport from Bohinjska Bistrica to the concert: