VIŽE [vizhe]: an old slovenian word for: melodies, tunes
In 2019 Noreia presented a new album, discovering and revealing the important similarities in traditions of Ireland and Slovenia. A well renowned irish fiddler Tola Custy cooperated in a project as a co-producer and a guest musician on the album! The material was recorded in November 2018 in Studio JORK in Dekani, Slovenia and released in May 2019.
Anej Ivanuša: wooden flute, whistles, galician bagpipes, vocal
Ana Novak: violin, vocal
Gašper Šinkovec: acoustic guitar, accordion, vocal
Stanči Škarja: double bass, vocal
Robert Bone: clarinet, whistles, uillean pipes, piano, vocal
Noreia is a five-member group of experienced musicians from Slovenia, that play traditional irish, scottish and breton tunes – not always the traditional way! Recently the band started merging the “celtic” traditions with their own heritage – slovenian folk music – which makes the sound even more unique and exciting!
In last few years Noreia had played more than 300 shows in their homeland and abroad. They have successfully toured Ireland, Croatia and Italy, Czech republic, Netherlands, Austria, Spain and Germany. After the first album Step it Out! (2015) the band released the album Moments To Treasure in January 2017. The album contains traditional tunes and songs in their own arrangements, and also 2 of their own compositions. The third album Viže was released in 2019 and caught the attention of many music critics and media, which resulted in continuous touring ever since. In summer of 2017 the band was chosen to play one of the largest festivals of Celtic music, Festival de Ortigueira (Galicia, Spain) and performed in front of a 30.000 crowd as the opening act of the festival. They have musically cooperated with incredible names such as Donal Lunny, Tola Custy, Padraig Rynne, Diarmaid and Donncha Moynihan, Janez Dovč and many others and co-produced a dance show called Erin’s Heartbeat with the Irish dance school in Ljubljana.
- Sigic, 2017: http://www.sigic.si/skupina-noreia-izbrana-za-nastop-na-odmevnem.html
- Sigic, 2018: http://www.sigic.si/domaca-skupina-noreia-sodeluje-z-donalom-lunnyjem.html
- Sigic 2019: http://www.sigic.si/keltski-ples-na-slovenski-les.html
- RtvSlo.si: https://www.rtvslo.si/zabava-in-slog/glasba/noreia-decembrski-keltski-ples/545855
- Dnevnik, 2019: https://www.dnevnik.si/1042888274/magazin/aktualno/tudi-nastopi-po-pubih-imajo-svoj-car