Chris Goertzen reviews Valdresspel i Amerika in the International Council for Traditional Music's annual journal, Yearbook for Traditional Music.
Journalist Leif Gjerstad visited me at the Norwegian Academy of Music this spring, and wrote an article about my PhD research on the Norwegian immigrant folk music milieu in North America. English version available here.
Interview with Kjetil Bjørgan about Valdresspel i Amerika. Listen here.
Short interview with Sigrid Havig Berge on emigrant Hardanger fiddlers from Valdres. Listen here (Norwegian only).
On the CD Valdresspel i Amerika, Laura Ellestad presents interpretations of tunes from the repertoires of five of the foremost emigrant Hardanger fiddlers from Valdres: Arne Steinsrud, Trond Eltun, Bendik i Nø’n, Knut Sjåheim, and Oscar Hamrey.
In order to recreate repertoire linked to the five selected fiddlers, Ellestad used a wide range of source material, including transcriptions and archive recordings. The tunes on this recording constitute an exciting and lesser-known part of the Hardanger fiddle tradition from Valdres.
Released on the Norwegian label ta:lik. For more information from ta:lik, see here.
Available in select stores, and on iTunes, Wimp, and Spotify.