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Folk Music From Rogaland

posted Sep 10, 2011, 9:17 PM by Norsk Seattle
Geitungen trio
On Saturday, September 24, enjoy an evening out at the Phinney Neighborhood Center listening to a fresh and energetic take on folk music from Rogaland, Norway, with the trio Geitungen.
 
Before the event, enjoy a burger and conversation in one of the Scandinavian Languages by joining our partner the Seattle Scandinavian Language Meetup group at a nearby restaurant.  Join the group online for more details (http://www.meetup.com/seattle-scandinavian/).
 
From: http://www.seafolklore.org/folksche.html
Hailing all the way from the hinterlands of Norway, Geitungen presents Norwegian traditional music as you have never heard it before. This young trio's sound is at once comfortingly ancient and fiercely modern, with an irresistible energy that will have you tapping your toes and itching to dance. Following on the heels of popular Scandinavian folk bands such as Väsen, Geitungen takes the beautiful and groovy dance tunes of their own hometown and creates music that is new, exciting and original.

Geitungen is comprised of three award-winning musicians: Vidar Skrede, Christer Rossebø and Håvard Ims. On a huge assortment of instruments (fiddle, melodeon, mandolin, Norwegian hardanger fiddle, mandola and guitars) these three immensely talented musicians fill a room with a sound that dispenses with the mundane boundaries of time and space and situates the audience in a place of pure joy.

Reserve online at http://www.seafolklore.org/reserve.html, or by calling 206/528-8523.

General Admission: $15
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

See also: http://www.geitungen.no/