Gamle meisterspelemenn på 78-plater

Here you can listen to some of the oldest recorded traditional music from Norway, played by Ola Mosafinn (1822 - 1912) and Knut J. Dahle (1834 - 1921). The relatively poor sound quality, transmitted from old 78 rpm records, cannot hide the richness and the beauty of the music.

Camilla Granlien og Kristine Sevaldsen på Aulestad (Foto: Paal Audestad)

Traditional music from Norway

Camilla Granlien & Kristin Sevaldsen

Inspired by lyrics by one of Norway's most famous writers, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832 – 1910), Camilla Granlien and Kristin Sevaldsen released Aftenstemning earlier this year, using their own melodies and arrangements. Camilla Granlien performed at Folkelarm 2011, and can be heard on the SongLines CD.
Valkyrien Allstars

Traditional music from Norway

Valkyrien Allstars

Valkyrien Allstars have become hugely popular in Norway. The trio of Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen (vocal, hardanger fiddle), Ola Hilmen (hardanger fiddle, vocal), Erik Sollid ( bass fiddle, hardager fiddle, vocals) has just released their third album, "Ingen hverdag", further bridging rock-oriented and folk-oriented audiences.

National Geographic Music

High celebratory spirit, marvelous contrasts

Since 2009, Nat Geo Music has been reporting on Norway's Førde Folk Music Festival. Here is the second report by Evangeline Kim, touching on Sigrid Moldestad, Kirsten Bråten Berg and many others.
Camilla Granlien, 2011

Folkelarm 2011

Camilla Granlien: Storyteller

Folkelarm is a an urban folk music festival and music industry event in Scandinavia, this year taking place at Riksscenen in Oslo in late september. Here you will encounter some of the most exciting acts from Northern Europe, including the great Camilla Granlien.
Ragnhild Furebotten_framside

Folkelarm 2011

Ragnhild Furebotten: Never on a sunday

Her interpretations of traditional music from northern Norway, and her own compositions, combined with stellar horn arrangements by two of Norway´s most celebrated jazz composers, make this a truly new musical experience.
Sudab Dudan

Folkelarm 2011

Sudan Dudan: Modern traditionalists

In a remarkable interplay of two voices surrounded by the sounds of guitars, Norwegian zither, fiddle, banjo and mandolin, Sudan Dudan interprets melodies that have been shaped through generations.