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Folkelarm 2017 this week

By Johanna Alem Posted: 16. Nov, 2017

Julietnorth are having a showcase at Folkelarm 2017. (Photo: Daniel Mikkelsen)

Focus on the international market and Nordic partnership at Riksscenen in Oslo.

Folkelarm is a festival and industry conference with a goal of marketing Nordic folk and world music for the Norwegian and international music industry. The industry convention is owned and administered by FolkOrg – the organization for folk music and folk dance.

Over 24 Nordic artists and bands are participating in the showcase programme at Riksscenen in Oslo from November 16th-19th. The Norwegian acts are Raabygg, Miman, Hulbækmo and Jacobsen Family Orchestra, ComboNations, Vegar Vårdal, Ole Nilssen, Majorstuen, Julietnorth, Golbma Jiena, Firo, Durmål, Duo Fjerdingøy & Andersson, Bjørn Kåre Odde and Ole Nilssen and Aslak Brimi Kvartett.

Thursday at 1:30 PM Music Norway’s director Kathrine Synnes Finnskog will talk about Music Norway’s work, and give advice on how to work at international arenas. On Saturday, you can meet representatives from Denmark, Belgium, Scotland and Germany who will talk about the situation in their markets. Afterwards, Aengus Finnan from Folk Alliance International will talk about Nordic Folk Alliance’s plans for 2018.

Music Norway is a partner on the international delegate programme, which has 24 international delegates participating.

– Our goal is to create meeting arenas between international and Norwegian industry people. Networking is an important part of having success internationally. We are focused on having the press and industry see the best of the best of Norwegian folk musicians, says project manager Aslak Oppebøen from Music Norway.

This year’s Norwegian Folk Music Awards will go down Saturday November 18th. The nominees are listed below:

Aslak Brimi – Ette Lykkja (ta:lik)
Ole Nilssen – Premiér (ta:lik)
Anne Hytta – Strimur (ta:lik)

Traditional collaboration
Odde & Holmen – Sumarmorgon (Heilo)
Ånon Egeland og Mikael Marin – Sorpesoll (Taragot Sounds)
FIRO – Arv og Slarv (Etnisk Musikklubb)

Open class
Gjermund Larsen Trio – Salmeklang (Heilo)
Hans og Rasmus Kjorstad – Pusinshi ulla (ta:lik)
Fotefar & Julie Alapnes – Flygande kråka får alltid nåkka (ta:lik)

Leif Rygg – Bygdatråen (ta:lik)
Various artists – I fedres arv (ta:lik)
Various artists – Slåttar frå Vågå (ta:lik)

The jury in the Norwegian Folk Music Awards 2017:
Georg Buljo
Rikke van Ommeren
Sølvi Lien
Sigbjørn Apeland
Tonje Lien Barkenæs

Read more about the festival here.


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