September 29 marks the start of Folkelarm and the latest ’99 Minutes’ webcast is in its entirety devoted to the upcoming Oslo event and features guests Fiona Talkington, tireless champion of Norwegian music and BBC Radio Three’s popular Late Junction programme host, as well as fiddler Aslak Brimi who constitutes one half of celebrated duo Viken/Brimi, scheduled to perform at Folkelarm’s showcase segment.
With a ’99 Minutes’ playlist that includes tracks by Aasmund Nordstoga, Jorun Marie Kvernberg, Camilla Granlien, Jan Beitohaugen Granli, Nils Økland, Ragnhild Furebotten,Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek, Kim Rysstad, Ragnhild Hemsing, Ugagn, Vrang, Sudan Dudan, Aslak O. Brimi/Erlend Viken, Elika/Solo/Rafael, Arto Järvela, Nordic Tree, Anti Paalaanen, Harv, Navarra and Faela, DJ 99 has created the ultimate sonic backdrop for the upcoming Folkelarm showcase festival and music industry convention. The webcast, which features a mix of the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish acts on the festival roster, is a taster of what the audience can expect ranging from pure traditional Hardanger fiddle tunes to a-capella vocal perfection and folk/jazz crossover.
Folkelarm is a key Nordic music industry convention which aims at promoting acts from the Scandinavian folk music scene for domestic as well as international music industry execs and media representatives. The inaugural Folkelarm festival was held in 2005 and since then the event has been held annually. The event is owned and managed by the Norwegian Traditional Music and Dance Association and the Norwegian National Association for Folk Music.
A major goal of Folkelarm has been to promote folk music acts for a domestic as well as international folk and world music industry, but in parallel to this, the event has always been an event open for the general audience, resulting in what could only be described as a vibrant festival and a true audience success. Artists from the Nordic countries can apply for a showcase slot at Folkelarm, and a jury selects the artists based on a set of criteria established by Norway’s traditional music and dance organizations. Priority is given to acts that can be seen as viable for international careers.
In addition to the showcases, Folkelarm is a key meeting place for Norwegian and international world- and folk music industry execs. In recent years, Folkelarm has drawn app 50 international delegates from over 20 countries in addition to more than 100 domestic delegates. Folkelarm organizes seminars and workshops, as well as separate events tailored for the various music industry representatives.
Full run-down of performers and event schedules can be found on Folkelarm.no
|Theme song: Tøyen||India Pindia|
|Aasmund Nordstoga||Maren i Myra|
|Jorun Marie Kvernberg||Thomasklokkene|
|Camilla Granlien||Herr Ola|
|Jan Beitohaugen Granli||Okshovdspringar på låg bas|
|Ragnhild Furebotten||En Ganske Snill Mann|
|Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek||Innferd|
|Kim Rysstad||Din Skjønne Datter|
|Sudan Dudan||Svein Svane|
|Aslak O. Brimi / Erlend Viken||Biløygard|
|Aslak O. Brimi / Erlend Viken||Gammelsteinomen|
|Aslak O. Brimi / Erlend Viken||Skålhallingar|
|Navarra||Dagen är på sin väg|
Folkelarm (Festivals\Traditional / World; Festivals\September; Trade Fairs)
Sudan Dudan (Performing Bodies\Bands (rock/pop/jazz etc.))
Aasmund Nordstoga, Artist
Jorun Marie Kvernberg, Traditional fiddler
Camilla Granlien, Folk singer
Jan Beitohaugen Granli, Fiddle Player
Nils Økland, Musician, Composer
Ragnhild Furebotten, Fiddler
Agnes Buen Garnås, Folk singer, Artist
Jan Garbarek, Jazz muscian, Saxophonist, Composer, Flute, Arranger
Kim André Rysstad, Artist, Singer songwriter
Aslak Opsahl Brimi, Fiddler
Erlend Viken, Fiddler, Composer, Teacher