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Ragnhild Furebotten

Fiddler and composer Ragnhild Furebotten (b. 1979) grew up in Salten in northern Norway and started playing the fiddle when she was six. Since then she has grew to become one of the most profiled carriers of traditional music in Norway. Furebotten began formal music studies at 16 in Tromsø. There she met guitarist Tore Bruvoll with whom she has been collaborating with since.

Studies at Telemark College and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo followed before she established Majorstuen with fellow fiddle players Gjermund Larsen, Jorun Marie Kvernberg, Synnøve Bjørset, Tove Dalbakk and Andreas Ljones, in Oslo. After several recordings with Majorstuen, as sidewoman, and under her own name, she released Hekla Stålstrenga with Brunvoll in 2008 on Ta:lik records. Hekla Stålstrenga then became an acoustic folk rock band with a base in folk music from northern Norway.