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About the group (from Norsk Folkemusikkformidling):
Blåmann Blåmann is a group of four musicians from Vinje in Telemark. They primarily play the old traditional folk music of their area, but their arrangements are also influenced by newer pop music. Their repertory spans several different folk music types, including ballads from the Middle Ages, lyrical pieces, springar and gangar dance tunes, slåttestev (short songs based on fiddle tunes), and ballad melodies. Their music-making is unpretentious, but at the same time they take care to arrange their material so that the original core is preserved. Blåmann Blåmann’s goals are to play well, have fun, and give their audience a top-quality musical experience.

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The musicians:
Asgaut H. Bakken, Guitar and vocal;
Silje Hegg, Flutes and vocal;
Odd Nordstoga, vocal, guitar and accordion;
Lars Underdal, hardanger fiddle, Fiddle, and vocal.

"Folkemusikk med rocktilnærming som kunne vært større." - Dagbladet, Norway

"Norwegian performers play lively folk music with the help of traditional Norwegian instruments!" - Disney World tour guide, really.

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