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Theme song from Wallander proves popular
Posted 2010-01-05
BBC WallanderMany people watching the BBC Wallander series have been curious about the theme song used for both series 1 and 2. The song is from Australian folk singer Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo band.
  Emily Barker & The Clay Halo were today riding high on Amazon's Movers and Shakers chart with a 2500% increase in rank due to interest generated by the screening of Wallander on BBC 1, Sunday 3rd Jan 2010. The highly acclaimed drama series starring Kenneth Branagh features Emily's song Nostaglia as its theme tune and is now in its 2nd series (next episode Sunday 10th Jan 9pm and final episode Sunday 17th Jan 9pm).

The track emanates from the album Despite the Snow and has won Emily both a Bafta and a Royal Television Society award for best original theme. Not bad for a musician who has never owned a television set!
You can listen to the track by visiting the Emily Barker & The Clay Halo web site and purchase the song as an MP3 file for £0.80 GBP, €0.90 EUR or $1.30 USD.

You can find out more about their music by visiting Emily Barker's web site or MySpace page.

Also, the soundtrack of the Yellow Bird series is available for download at The MP3 album is appropriately titled "Musiken från Wallander" and contains 34 tracks by Adam Nordén.