Rúnahild is a singer, musician and composer. Her ethereal folk music is characterized by heartfelt female singing, earthly rhythms and dreamy melodies. She lives in a tiny cottage in the mountains of Western Norway, following the rhythm of the northern seasons. Her free spirited lifestyle close to nature is an inseparable part of her artistic expression.
Many of Rúnahild’s songs come to life by first singing and drumming an emotion, an energy or a vision. She composes on old folk instruments as well as on the keyboard to create a meditative and entrancing atmosphere. She uses her voice also as an instrument, weaving melodies together to create harmonies. Some of her singing techniques are inspired by various indigenous singing such as the Sami joik, some type of throat singing and the Scandinavian Kulning. But mostly, her singing style comes from letting go and channelling through her voice what needs to be expressed.
Her songs mirror her own healing journey and spiritual path, inspired by the Old Norse magic called “sei∂r” as well as other worldwide shamanic and spiritual worldview.
She is also influenced by the several drum and song circles she is a part of and holds. When everyone within a circle sings from the heart on ecstatic drum rhythms, it creates a flow of energy that transcends the soul and opens up to visions, like an inner/outer landscape inviting to wander within the ethereal realm. This power is carried over into her music.
Digital Single, released 25. November 2023 (Bandcamp only)
Set to release on all platforms 8. December 2023.
Rúnahild: Shadow WorkBuy from Bandcamp
Rúnahild: In Between WorldsStream or Buy
Rúnahild: Free SpiritStream or Buy
Digital Single, released 23. March 2023.
Produced in Seidhjallar. Mixed by Rúnahild and Gustav Holberg. Mastered by Gustav Holberg at Astral Synergy Productions.
Rúnahild: EssensStream or Buy
Digital Single, released 30. November 2022.
Recorded by Rúnahild at Seidhjallar. Mixed Rúnahild at Seidhjallar and Gustav Holberg at Astral Synergy. Mastered by Gustav Holberg at Astral Synergy Productions. Available on all streaming and downloading platforms.
Rúnahild: VeiviserStream or Buy
Digital Album and CD, released 15. April 2022.
Recorded and mixed by Rúnahild at Seidhjallar. Mastered by Gustav Holberg at Astral Synergy Productions.
Buy the CD from Grimfrost Records. Available on all streaming platforms.
Rúnahild: Wounded HealerStream or Buy
Digital EP, released 12. March 2021.
Recorded and mixed by Rúnahild and Gustav Holberg at Seidhjallar. Mastered by Kjell Braathen at Kjell Braathen Music.
Rúnhaild: Sacred FeminineStream or Buy
Digital Album, released 28th August, 2020.
Available on all streaming platforms. CDs are available from Grimfrost Music.
Rúnahild: AstralseidStream or Buy