Tindra, 2011

Traditional Music from Norway


The Trio of Åshild Vetrhus (vocals) Jorun Marie Kvernberg (fiddle, vocals) and Irene Tillung (accordion, vocals) have dug out some of the beautiful song treasures of Rogaland County for the record Moder Norge, released earlier this year on the ta:lik label.

Ragnhild Furebotten på Folkelarm 2011

National Geographic

A succession of spectacular performances

National Georgraphic sent special correspondent Evangeline Kim back to Norway to cover this year's annual Folkelarm festival, to once again experience "the true face of Norway": gracious, welcoming, tolerant, generous and unbowed by terror.
Ugagn, Folklelarm 2011 (Foto: Eivind Kaasin)

Good times

Folkelarm 2011 in pictures

Three full days of some of the very best Nordic folk music have yet again come to pass. In this extensive pictorial, snapped by FolkOrg's very own Eivind Kaasin, you may encounter some of the artists, the prize winners and the Folkelarm ambience.
Karl Seglem


Waking The Muse: Karl Seglem tells us his story

UK's Properganda Magazine is a free music quarterly, featuring the best in new folk, blues, country, jazz and world music. The web site also offers an informative series of artist blogs. In the June issue you'll find Norwegian tenor saxophonist, goat horn player, composer and producer Karl Seglem talking about his influences.
Viken og Brimi

Top of the crop

Folkelarm: All time high

Folkelarm has received a record breaking 170 showcase proposals in 2011, and 18 acts made it through the final selection process. Top notch musicians from Norway, Sweden and Finland will be showcasing their skills this autumn.
Susanne Lundeng | Photo Guri Dahl

Gabriel Fliflet | Karl Seglem | Susanne Lundeng

Fine reviews for Norwegian artists in fRoots

World music journalist Andrew Cronshaw recently published some fine reviews of three Norwegian artists in the June editions of World Music Magazine fRoots, and we are happy to share them with our readers.
Photo | Lars O. Flydal


Nils Økland with London Sinfonietta

Early June sees Hardanger fiddle master Nils Økland joining the London Sinfonietta for a not-to-be-missed concert that fuses Norwegian traditional music with contemporary classical compositions.