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Tindra - Moder Norge
'Moder Norge' (Mother Norway') is the new album from the Norwegian female folk trio, a collection of vocal treasures from Rogaland - traditional folk songs with love, tragedy, fantasy and humour. The musicians are Tindra is Aashild Vetrhus (vocals), Jorunn Marie R. Kvernberg (violin / fiddle), and Irene Tillung Voss (accordion).The artists write: 'On the album Moder Norge, we wish to present folk music from Rogaland played our way. For many years, Ruth Anne Moen has collected, transcribed, and transmitted tunes and songs for the folk music archive in Rogaland. We owe her and her sources a debt of gratitude, as we've greatly enjoyed exploring the archive's collections in the development of this album.'

Truls Ørpen - Spel under Norefjell (2 CDs)
Truls Ørpen (1880-1958) was from the region of Krødsherad, in Norway. He is considered one of the masters of hardingfele (hardangar fiddle), who in turn learned is craft from two earlier masters, Torkjell Haugerud and Gunnulf Borgen of Telemark. The first CD is music from Krødsherad and incluudes a video clip from the 50's. The second CD features music from Telemark and Numedal and ends with original compositions by Ørpen himself, eight tunes in some unorthodix tunings. These recordings are all from the archives of Norwegian radio NRK, recorded from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Alfred and Mattias Bismo - Fele
The twin brothers Bismo were born in 1918 in Bismo, Skjak, Norway. This CD includes 27 tunes recorded by NRK (Norwegian national radio) in the 1970s and 80s.

Hans Togersen Haugen - Fele
The music of Norwegian fiddler Hans Tøgersen Haugen of Susendal was captured on tape in the summer of 1955 by Rolf Myklebust for national Norwegian radio.

Trygve Bolstad - Aleis
These contemporary recording of Trygve represent an older fiddling tradition with a personal style in modulation, ornamentation, and tone shading. Through his fiddling we experience a rich folk tradition and Valdres music at its best.

Rudl trio - Rudl trio
Håkon Høgemo on Hardangar fiddle, Stefan Bergman on bass, Harald Skullerud on percussion

Teigland, Hamre og Røynstrand - Granvinslåttar

Hekla stålstrenga - Dyrandé
Ragnhild Furebotten (fiddle), Tore Bruvoll (guitar), Anne Nymo Trulsen (voice, harmonium), Trond-Viggo Solås (bass) og Ole-Jakob Larsen (percussion).

Camilla Granlien - Begjaer
On Begjær the Norwegian singer offers a gorgeous a capella performance of traditional folk songs

Ragnhild Furholt - Lån meg vengjene
With a single exception, all the tunes on this CD were collected by Ludvig Mathias Lindeman (1812­87). The song Hagbard og Signe was transcribed by O.M. Sandvik (1875­1976) after Svein Tveiten from Hovden, Setesdal, in 1919. 'I'm delving into the past, trying to uncover the myths and mysteries ­ that which lies hidden within the old stories and songs. How did people think in the old days, and how is it that the old legends, myths and songs are still alive and meaningful, even today?'

Ragnhild Furebotten Trio - Finally waltz
Music from Northern Norway with Ragnhild Furebotten ( fiddle) with Frode Haltli (accordion) and Gjermund Larsen (cello and viola). With this recording Norwegian fiddler Furebotten delivers an exciting debut under her own name, in a decidely contemporary style of folk music.

Camilla Granlien Band - Jarnnetter
Two great poets from Lom: Tor Jonsson (1916–1951) and Olav Aukrust (1883–1929). Though their views of rural life were far apart, it held a great influence on them both. Tor Jonsson faced much hardship in his youth and came to be critical of the closely-knit rural society, while Olav Aukrust, a champion of religious and national causes, held a more positive view of rural communities, people and lifestyles. Differences notwithstanding, it is obvious from the titles and form of their poems that both drew inspiration from traditional music. We have set some of their poems to traditional tunes both old and recent, and included a few songs they might have heard at home.

Anne Hytta - dag, kveld, natt
Solo hardingfele (hardanger fiddle) from Sauland in Telemark, in the south eastern part of Norway.

Harald Fylken - Hardingfele
Historic recordings by Norwegian hardangar fiddler Harald Fylken (1910-1963). The first tracks on this CD are taken from a series of recordings Gudbrand A. Brager made in April 1962, by Arne Bjørndal in July 1957 and by Erik Steine Riste at Harald's home in 1958.

Kristian P. Åsmundstad - a synge gamalt
Recordings by the Norwegian folk-singing legend made in 1937,1954 and 1959 by NRK (Norwegian national radio). He was one of the most significant singers from Gudbrandsdalen, Norway and has had an impact a lot of contemporary young performers of the tradition.

Aslak O. Brimi og Hans W. Brimi - Blå september
Says Brimi the younger: 'My grandfather was regarded as a nice fellow by those who knew him. He had many close friends nationwide among people interested in folk music. The music and everything connected with it, was an important part of his life. I myself did not know Hans W. Brimi as a concert musician or a great fiddler. I started to play the fiddle too late for that, and when I got interested in earnest, he had put the fiddle on the shelf. I am sorry to admit never to have played with him. But there is a host of nice memories. To me he was Grandfather Brimi, the one who kept the kids on a straight line when we visited the farm. To me he will always be the Old Man with the wool cap put askew, or the one lying comfortably on the sofa in the old farm house. No one snored louder than Grandfather.'

Fridtjof Erneshagen - hardingfele

Haldor Røyne - Hardingfele
Historic recordings by Norwegian hardangar fiddler Haldor Røyne (1908-1979). The recordings used for this CD were made between 1967 and 1974. In most instances it is Haldor Røyne himself who did the actual recording--in his kitchen back home on Ekornveien in Ås near Oslo.

Furnes, Holsen and Sandal - Hardingfele
Archival recordings of three oldtime fiddlers from Norway - Nils Furnes (1901-1990), Johannes Holsen (1910-1992) and Knut Sandal (1913-1964) - recorded by Norwegian national radio NRK.

Einar Londal - Londalsspel - Hardingfele
Einar Løndal is a contemporary old master of the Norwegian hardingfele (hardangar fiddle) whose family has pretty much defined one of the recognized regional styles of playing. He presents 17 traditional tunes, recorded by Norwegian national radio NRK. The audio includes some of his comments on the tunes (in Norwegian, translated into English in the accompanying booklet).

Nordafjells - General
From Oppdal and Lalm in Norway, this fine quartet of accordions, fiddle and bass moves in a similar circle to Finland's JPP, playing traditional dance music with new energy, verve and a bit of humor. There's no fusion or flash, just solid musicianship offered for the simple joy of playing the tunes. A short bonus video shows off that humorous side.

Eivind Mo - Hardingfele
Archival recordings of Eivind Mo (1904–1995), hardingfele player of Telemark, Norway.

Laget for folkemusikk - Solo og Samspel
Laget for folkemusikk have been the most important organization for folkmusicians in Oslo the last 100 years. Musicians in this collection include Arne Røine, Kjetil Løndal, Magne Myhren, Henrik Gjellesvik, Dagne Groven Myhren (song), Hallgrim Berg (seljefløyte), Håkon Asheim, Magne Manheim, Ånon Egeland, the ensembles Midtgaard-Løndal and Balchen, Bolstad og Bøe and many many more.

Klaus Sande - Hardingfele
Historic recordings by Norwegian hardangar fiddler Klaus Sande (1888 - 1963). This CD presents a selection of the tunes from the recordings Arne Bjørndal and Oddvar Eikelund made of Klaus Sande.

Ola Grihamar - Hardingfele
Historic recordings by Norwegian hardangar fiddler Ola Grihamar (1910 - 1978).

Henning Andersen with Marit Mattisgard - Underlege makter
The songs of the church bells of Valdres, Norway, performed by this duo on voices, fiddles, jews harp, folk flutes, zithers and of course, the bells of Valdres themselves. The artists say: "The bells ring: From time immemorial the church bells have rung in to festival and feat, to sorrow and joy. For people here in Norway the church bells have been a sound and safe landmark for over a thousand years. Over the years they have served various purposes but primarily have been God's voice here on earth. They have summoned the congregation to church service, baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals. Gradually they gained other duties than the sacral as they were used to warn of war and mobilisation, accidents and catastrophes. The bells marked the passing hours, the start and end of the working day and the commencement of church holidays when tired bodies could rest."

Ovrevoll Spelemannslag - Spillegal / Gypsy horses
The Fiddlers of Øvrevoll present 'horse-related music' from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Ireland and Iceland, in untraditional performances of traditional fiddle tunes. The ensemble includes two members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, one gypsy-and folk music player, and one of Norway's most famous jazz musicians. Øvrevoll spelemannslag (in English; the racecourse fiddlers) hope to honor the horse, the symbol of freedom, in a caravan ride through 10 European countries.

Bjorset, Teigland and Hytta - Soli
Fiddlers Synnøve S. Bjørset, Åse Teigland and Anne Hytta travel under the name of "Dei Beste Damene" (The Greatest Girls) - all highly skilled performers, each one with a strong individual sound. Their eagerness and passion for the Hardanger fiddle tunes have brought them together on stage where they perform as soloists, showing the great diversity that lies in the mysterious universe of this exceptional instrument and the wonderful traditional Norwegian music for the hardingfele.

Mattisgard and Røine - Sudan Dudan
Two well-respected young musicians from Norway, Marit Mattisgard and Anders E. Røine present their voices surrounded by the stark plucked and bowed sounds of guitars, langeleik (Norwegian zither), fiddle, banjo and mandolin, focusing on strong melodies that are traditional, yet brand new - unknown works found in archives and old transcripts or collected from living sources in remote mountain areas. Sudan Dudanoffers broadside ballads, comic ballads, lullabies and other traditional songs that they have subtitled "folk songs, terribly sad songs of lost love, bitter tears and a rambling father," in a unique and ultimately charming set of duets.

Eirnar Olav and Gjermund Larsen - Sottenpassingen
Don't be decieved by the cover, these two musicians are from the latest generation of young fiddlers from Verdalen, Norway - Eirnar Olav born in 1979, Gjermund in 1981. Spoon fed the music by their fiddler father, they both moved through the musical schools of Norway, formal and informal, often studying with some of the notable old-timers of the region, including many sessions with Hilmar Alexandersen before his death in 1993.

Jørgen Nyrønning - Jorgen Nyronning
Jørgen Nyrønning is a young star fiddler from Holtålen Røros. Driving rhythm, combined with abandoned tonality and play style makes this a wonderful recordings from Røros area. As Jorgen himself says it: On the record, I picked out my favorites- mostly 1800s rock 'n roll music from the islands and the surrounding district.

Jorun Marie Kvernberg and Oyvind Sandum - Tidens losen
Jorun Marie Kvernberg (fiddle) and Øyvind Sandum (accordion) present Tidens løsen. This CD collects some of the many dance tunes from fiddler Ole P. Blø's (1920–2010) repertoire. Ole grew up on the farm Blø on Midøya, an island in the municipality of Midsund in the outermost part of Romsdalsfjorden. He grew up in the midst of a highly active fiddlers' scene. Gamaldans (Central European dance forms brought to Norway in the mid-19th century, e.g. polka, reinlender, waltz, mazurka) was the music at the time, accompanying the locals at dances and weddings and providing entertainment.

Brørneene Sandum - Møyllmål
The Sandum brothers - Hans, born in 1980, and Øyvind, born in 1982 - are from Lalm in Vågå township of Norway. HANS plays fiddle and has been an A-class fiddler since 2001. He has participated in many Landskappleikar (Norway's annual national folk music competition) and smaller kappleikar, and as a member of Kolden and co he won Landsfestivalen i Gammaldansmusikk in 2000. ØYVIND plays accordion, both two-row diatonic and five-row chromatic button accordion. He has taken an education in folk music, studying first in the folk music program in Vinst ra and then at the Ole Bull Academy in Voss. He has played in various gammaldans groups, longest in the group Nordafjells, and won the Landsfestivalen in ensemble playing.

Signe Flatin Neset - hardingfele
Fiddle player Signe Flatin Neset is from Seljord in Telemark, born in 1912. Exceptional recordings in NRK's archive and Norsk Folkemusikksamling.

Olav Moe - Hardingfele
Historic 1937 recordings by Norwegian hardangar fiddler Olav Moe (1872 - 1967).

Fra de mollstemte skoger - Så lengji du kjæm att
The Norwegian trio of Tove Dalbakk (voice, violin, cello), Hege Nylund (voice, washboard) and Annar By (vocals, guitar) have set tone peoms to music, by writers in their home region of Hedmark. They say of the project: "Inspiration for the melodic material include Norwegian and Swedish folk traditions and the powerful, rough and often melancholic traditional music in Hedmark. This is what we thought best fit the poems about short, long awaited summers, long winters and miles of forests has left its mark on both poetry and music." Listen

Camilla Granlien and Kristin Sevaldsen - Aftenstemning
From Norway, traditional singer Camilla Granlien and saxophonist Kristin Sevaldsen join together for an unusual collaboration, titled in English, "Evening Mood." The songs are new melodies and arrangements of poems by Bjorn Bjornson, accompanied by Morten Reppesgård, Harald Skullerud and Jo F. Skaansar.

Ragnhild Furebotten - Never On A Sunday
In this solo project, the Norwegian fiddler joins together traditional music for fiddle with an ensemble of horn players in arrangements by two of the country's top jazzmen. Strong melodies and folk music create a combination of light madness, north Norwegian esprit and delicious Nordic melancholy.

Tindra and Kroke - Live in Forde
The Norwegian folk-root trio meets the driving Polish band in a live concert. Not as improbable a paring as it might seem, they mesh and clash with energy and grace.

Sandén-Warg, Berglund, Rydberg, Lund, Gorset and Claeson - Schodsbergs Notebok
Daniel Sandén-Warg, Mats Berglund, Lisa Rydberg, Vegard Lund, Hans Olav Gorset and Ludvig Claeson present the music of Johannes Nielsen Schodsberg, born on the Schodsberg farm in Aremark, Østfold county, in 1799. A small manuscript consisting of 160 pieces of music exists from these years. How was Johannes Nielsen Schodsberg's music played? On this cd, we would like to illustrate two different versions, which have their origin in the two distinct musical worlds that converge in his tune book. Seldom does one see such a good example of a cultural convergence as the young musician's notes, in which his own folk tradition from the border regions stands side by side with minuets, quadrilles, and marches from the milieu of the trained musician. Mats and Daniel play tunes from the manuscript with an emphasis on dance fiddling, and the Schodsberg Ensemble plays arranged versions inspired by early classical textures and harmony.

Per Anders Buen Garnas - Seljord Anno 1935
Per Anders Buen Garnås, born in Bø, Telemark, in 1980, was the 'Norgemeister i hardingfele' (Landskappleiken 2010). His teachers form a stellar list that includes his uncles Knut and Hauk Buen, Bjarne Herrefoss, Eivind Mo, Gunnar Innleggen, and Hallvard T. Bjørgum, to name but a few and he has had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest folk musicians in Norway

Hekla Stalstrenga - Makrame
Hekla Stålstrenga is an ensemble that reinvents the folk music of northern Norway into something new, with a contemporary energy that never loses sight of its roots. Makramé is their 2011 release. The musicians are Ragnhild Furebotten (fiddle), Tore Bruvoll (guitar), Anne Nymo Trulsen (vocals), Ole-Jakob Larsen (drums), Trond-Viggo Solås (bass) and Eivind Steinholm (audio engineer).

Sudan Dudan - Kari Og Ola
Norwegian duo of Marit Mattisgard and Anders E. Røine , now called Sudan Dudan, finally bring us a second recording, with old songs from Norwegian and Anglo folk traditions, played on guitars, langeleik (Norwegian zither), fiddle, banjo, mandolin and voices.

various- Norway - Håvardspel - Slåttar Etter Håvard Gibøen
The music of the old Norwegian master performed by Gunleik Smedal, Høye Kvåle, Trygve O. Vågen, Eivind Mo, Olav S. Løndal, Olav K. Øyaland, Olav K. Øyaland and many other.

Jan Beitohaugen Granli - På Beitohaugen

Oscar Hamry - Hardingspel Frå Vestre Slidre: Fairbault, Minnesota 1939
Oscar Hamry (Ola O. Reishagen) was the son of Ola Gudmundson Hamre from the tenant farm Hamro, belonging to Midtre Hande in Vestre Slidre. He was born in 1884, and spent his childhood years with his parents at Hamro. He had two brothers, also named Ola. Around 1900, one of the brothers bought the farm Reishagen. After a while Ola moved in there and adopted the farm's name. His other brother emigrated to the USA while still quite young and settled in Minnesota. In 1912 Ola married Ambjørg Sårrbu from Vang. They immediately emigrated to America, and later had a daughter.

Unni Boksasp - Songar frå Havdal
The artist says: 'On my ongoing musical journey, Magnhild Almhjell's songs have always been shining like stars. Both because they are comforting in their familiar use of our mutual local dialect, but also because every song is touched by Magnhild and turned into shining gold. I always strive to do as much as possible of what she does in her songs ­ the way singers often do with their most precious sources.'

Kjetil Løndal - Løndalsspel II
The Løndal style represents a unique branch of Norwegian traditional music, distinguished by what Tuddal writer O.J. Rui called "its supple, clean playing style and effortless fingerings." Numerous fiddlers have seen the Løndal style as an ideal and emulated its characteristic, lyrical sound. There's hardly a fiddler in Telemark that hasn't been influenced by the Løndal style, and this is true for a number of other districts as well.

various - Landskappleik:Hallingtimen
This CD was made to commemorate the national competition in folk music in Norway called Landskappleiken and includes various traditional music from the mountain district of Hallingdal, were the competition was held in 2007.

Ole Olsen Fykse - Religiøse folketonar
Born in 1879 in Fykse, Kvam on the north side of the Hardanger fjord in Norway. This is a collection of religious songs, sung a capella by Fyske in various locations, that exemplify the church music of the region form the early part of the 20th century. Excellent nots in English and Norwegian.

Leif Aasane - Bygutt
From Kongsberg in Buskerud, he had his roots in the municipality of Flesberg, Numedal. Leif's father played the hardanger fiddle, too, so he was steeped in the round dance tradition from an early age, and became a fiddler through the influence of Ole Nærlieie (1887–1955). This is a collection of recordings made by NRK (Norwegian national radio).

Inga Ravna Eira and company - Gilši / Skilful
Gilši presents what the artists call "ElectroJazz YoikPoetry" from the north of Scandinavia. Inga Ravna Eira's poetry about the women's situation in today's Sami reindeer herding is woven with powerful traditional yoik-chanting by Ravna Anti Guttorm and Biret Risten Sara who fully master the classical yoik technique. These three women have grown up with reindeer herding. They comment on the change from their childhood to today's regulated reindeer herding business and the consequences for women, both for those inside and those who dropped out. Inga Ravna is a well-established Sami writer with several published books. Ravna and Biret Risten are renowned yoikers who have participated in numerous CD projects, toured and performed on stage as artists. Patrick Shaw Iversen has composed the music inspired by the poetry and the catchy Karasjok yoik melodies. He is a composer and flutist since 1977 and has participated in numerous musical projects both abroad and home. He has earlier collaborated with Inga Ravna when

Skogumsbrorne - Slattespel fra Gudbrandsdalen
Norwegian ensemble Skogumsbrørne revives the music of some classic regional fiddle styles by the brothers Skogum on Slåttespel frå Gudbrandsdalen.

Odd Bakkerud - Hardingfele
A double CD of the music of Odd Bakkerud (1931-1989), most recorded between 1959 and 1971 by Norwegian national radio (a few were from private tapes or recorded live at competitions). The material is chiefly springars and halling-tunes from Hallingdal, but the second CD also includes some pieces from Telemark, Numedal and Valdres.

Sven Nyhus Kvartett - Bergrosa: 40 ar med… (CD and DVD set)
40 years with the legendary professor of folk music, fiddler and "Commander of the Order of St Olav," Sven Nyhus. The DVD is a collection of 30 tunes, 90 minutes of music culled 4 decades of the archives of Norwegian national Broadcasting. The CD is a recording og a mid-summer concert and dance in the town hall of Sollia, Norway.

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