Folkelarm 2009, which runs from the 17th to 20th of September, has grown considerably since its inaugural event four five ago, and is now considered by many as being Scandinavia’s most important event for the traditional/world/crossover music industry.

The event’s live programme is diverse and strong, varying from acoustic and pure-sounding traditional duos to big-band crossover acts. The event’s Nordic focus is also evident, given the appearance of such top acts as Finland’s Karoliina Kantelinen, Sweden’s Hedningarna and Denmark’s Afenginn.

Below are MIC’s profiles on the Norwegian 2009 Folkelarm acts:


Torgeir Vassvik

Den Store Norske Gitarkvartett

Ragnhild Furebotten and Tore Bruvoll w/Hekla Stålstrenga

Elisabeth Vatn – Piper on the Roof ensemble

Unni Løvlid

Gro Marie Svidal

Marie Forr Klåpbakken Trio

Valkyrien Allstars

Seven Winds

Synnøve S. Bjørset




Aslak O Brimi and Erlend Vikensd
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