Posts in Norway
Erlend Apneseth: Nattsongar

Erlend Apneseth is one of Norway’s most renowned Hardanger fiddle players. Traditionally rooted, in recent years Apneseth has made the contemporary/improvised music scene his home and his debut recording Blikkspor (Grappa Musikkforlag, 2013), produced by Arve Henriksen, received critical praise from folk, jazz and contemporary music magazines alike.

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Gjermund Larsen Trio & Nordic

Gjermund Larsen Trio and Nordic might be seen as two of the leading representatives for this development, with their creativity and playfulness combined with a profound respect for traditions. In their common concert at the Førde festival, they will perform a developed version of Gjermund Larsen’s commissioned work for Oslo International Church Music Festival 2015, together with the two trio’s own material.

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Grindstuen & Midtlis

Grindstuen & Midlis loves to make people dance. In 2015 they won the "Landsfestivalen", the Norwegian championship for troditional dance music. This automatically gives them the opportunity to play at the festival in Førde the next year. They play dance music from the eastern part of Norway.

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Indre Sunnfjord Spelemannslag

Indre Sunnfjord Spelemannslag is a local "spelemannslag" that ranks among the best reputed in our country. The founders of this group was indeed also involved in the initiation of the Førde Traditional and World Music Festival in the late 80-ties, and alongside playing at the Summer Night in Jølster, all the members also contributes in the organization of the event.

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Morgonfrosken

Morgonfrosken (The morning frog) is the name of a trio, who will perform the concert When the morning frog sings. The songs are about the big things and the small things, like friends and friendship, love, and the universe. 

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Sindre & Co

Sindre & Co are five men who put all their pride in making the best dance music. They all come from the western part of the country, and consequently this is also where most of their music comes from.

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