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Lurpakket was formed many years ago by a group of people that enjoyed playing and singing Nordic folk music. The project really picked up speed in 2006 when the band decided to attend Medieval markets and festivals as a music group. Costumes were created, a new repertoire was found and research was made concerning Medieval and Renaissance music and instruments.

A part from being able to play early music instruments and having competent singers, the band stands out by the fact that the members are academics with knowledge of history, religion and both Nordic and ancient languages. A concert can therefore easily be complemented by a small lecture, which especially draws interest when the band plays at Medieval markets, schools, museums and churches.

The members of the band have their roots solidly planted in the Nordic musical culture, which is also easily recognized when the band plays troubadour songs from France or pilgrim music from Spain.

The repertoire is broad and encompasses both the powerful nordic folk music, jesting troubadur songs, ballads and dance music, and even early European medieval music that finds it self somewhere between church and folk music.

What people say

"Ormens Guld is a fabolous and well produced album that puts you in the mood and spirit of a medieval market. Very nice tunes sung with beautiful voices."
Annette Herbst, Historicum

"Medieval music at it's best. Played on historic instruments and sung with beautiful voices by Lurpakket"
Lise Kirketerp, calligraph and actor at medieval markets - in her newsletter

"Lurpakket are really good at getting a party started and making everybody dance. Their musical repertoire spans from emotional ballads to energetic dance music"
Irene Schwarz Poulsen - after Lurpakket had played at her wedding

Photos of Lurpakket
Band photo 1 (small)
Band photo 1 (large)
Band photo 2 (large)
Lurpakket's logo

Lurpakket's members
On both pictures above, you can see the band members in this order:
Hans Christian Molbech Vocals, recorders, shawm, lur, percussion
Molly Granhøj Vocals, keyed fiddle, laud
Troels Duehom NørgaardHurdy gurdy, recorders, gemshorn, tilinko, shawm, vocals
Lone Amtoft JacobsenDrums, vocals
Janne AagaardVocals, recorders, ding, dance

We would also like to thank former members such as Markus Davidsen, Jakob Jeppesen and all the rest of you that can remember the old days in Lurpakket.

Lurpakket's lyrics
Alle mandTrad. Danish ballad
Belle Yolande14th century poem, France (mel: Lone Amtoft)
Como Poden13th century, Spain, Cantigas de Santa Maria, Cantiga 166
Cuncti Simus Concanentes14th century, Spain, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Der Stode Tre SkalkeTrad. Danish ballad
De To RavneTrad. Danish ballad
Douce Dame Jolie14th century, France, Guillaume Machaut (1300-1377)
Drømte Mig En Drøm1300, Codex Runicus, Denmark
GraniTrad. Danish ballad
Jeg Så En UlvTrad. French ballad (Danish translation)
Kristnir Menn13th century law text, Iceland (mel: HC Molbech)
KrummiTrad. Icelandic ballad
Livets LystDanish ballad (Morten Musicus/Trotto)
Los Set Gotxs14th century, Spain, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Mariam Matrem14th century, Spain, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Miragres Fremosos13th century, Spain, Cantigas de Santa Maria, Cantiga 37
Nu Skal Vi DanseDanish ballad (Krauka)
Polorum Regina14th century, Spain, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
RavnenTrad. Danish ballad
Sinklars ViseTrad. Danish/Norwegian ballad
Stella Splendens14th century, Spain, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Tourdion16th century, Paris, France, Pierre Attaingnant 1530
Vejen Til VinlandDanish ballad (Krauka)
Branle Des ChevaulxThoinot Arbeau, Langres, France 1589
Ievan PolkkaTrad. Finnish polka tune
KabulHC Molbech 2008
Schiarazula MarazulaGiorgio Mainerio, Venice, Italy 1578 (arr: Lurpakket 2008)

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