HARDING

Harding is a tribute to Hardanger, the area of Norway where Dreamarcher comes from. It is written with respect to those from the past who clung to the steep mountain sides, planted fruit trees, played the fiddle with eight strings and dressed the mountains in large black pipes which fueled the turbines of industry. They created a society and a life for all those who came after them. Harding was written with the fascination of both the heroic and legendary stories, of common people who fought their own battles of survival. 

Harding is the Norwegian word for "a person from Hardanger", but is also the word used to describe the weathered, warm and mentally strong. Hardanger is an icon of Norwegian Romantic Nationalism and also lead the industrial development from around 1900. Because of its remote geography, Hardanger was an area where religion struggled to get a foothold for a long time. During the religious revivals in the 1800s, the Hardanger Fiddle was viewed as a sinful instrument encouraging wild dances, drinking and fights. This lead to the burning and destruction of many fiddles, as they thought it would be best for the soul - and thus the fiddle remains a symbol of rebelliousness. 

Living in seclusion between towering rocky mountains where avalanches isolated the community both summer and winter - industrial smoke and mountain peeks blocked the sun’s light and heat, forming the culture there. To this day Hardanger continues with the tradition of creativity, making ones own warmth and light. 

The lyrics are based and inspired by the stories of local author, blogger and former journalist Jan «Jangen» Gravdal. He is one of the few who maintains and guards the legacy of those heros who lived before us. Like Gravdal, by collecting their stories and forwarding them to future generations, Dreamarcher does the same with their latest EP release, Harding.

5 comments

  • CindyMSandoval

    CindyMSandoval

    [url=http://www.ss.com/]ss.com[/url]
  • CoryNCampbell

    CoryNCampbell United States

    Good to read and understand about the Harding. It is so amazing to read about the history of it. Getting [url=https://www.paperwritingpro.com/]paper help[/url] about it is so good and more people can understand about it.

    Good to read and understand about the Harding. It is so amazing to read about the history of it. Getting paper help about it is so good and more people can understand about it.

  • Michael Jason

    Michael Jason

    Gravdal was a great man who wrote many lyrics, songs and articles.New website looks so wonderful and the features of this website is so organized for the users.There are many types of singers around the world performing the live music like elite assignment help that is very essential for the development of the music industry.All the traditional characteristics of the country.

    Gravdal was a great man who wrote many lyrics, songs and articles.New website looks so wonderful and the features of this website is so organized for the users.There are many types of singers around the world performing the live music like elite assignment help that is very essential for the development of the music industry.All the traditional characteristics of the country.

  • In this blog we saw that a school kid gets a reward from the other person, they both wear a similar dress yet the shade of their dress are change. This homeworkforme that he other person is senior that is the reason he remunerate his with the honor shield that bring the grin of this youthful person. I trust this person improve his self for taking more rewards.

    In this blog we saw that a school kid gets a reward from the other person, they both wear a similar dress yet the shade of their dress are change. This homeworkforme that he other person is senior that is the reason he remunerate his with the honor shield that bring the grin of this youthful person. I trust this person improve his self for taking more rewards.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    This is a good tribute through song lyrics. I listened to the song and it's even better. I hope to catch you perform in the future. I always appreciate good music by good musicians. I can't go a day without music. It makes me feel good and makes me feel better when I'm having an off day. When I work on my best essay writing service review project, I tend to listen on the slow tune and melody. I think it helps be calm and think better.

    This is a good tribute through song lyrics. I listened to the song and it's even better. I hope to catch you perform in the future. I always appreciate good music by good musicians. I can't go a day without music. It makes me feel good and makes me feel better when I'm having an off day. When I work on my best essay writing service review project, I tend to listen on the slow tune and melody. I think it helps be calm and think better.

Add comment