Majorstuen has been invited to play at the renowned festival Ollin Kan in the metropolis of Mexico City, and will do three concerts between the 23th and the 26th of April. The Ollin Kan festival has established a high-status standing in the world of folk music, and receives great reviews every year. It is one of the biggest music festivals in Latin America housing just about two million festival devotees.
Nils Økland, the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle virtuoso, and young Scottish harpist Catriona McKay will tour Scotland in March with their sonically fine manipulation of their respective countries' folk traditions.
Silje Førland Erdal will from 1 Jan 2009 act as a stand in for Lene Furuli at the Norwegian Traditional Music Agency until 1 Aug 2009. Silje holds a master degree in Social Anthropology, and has been working at Førde International Folk Music Festival for several years.
For the third year the World music expo - WOMEX - is arranged in Sevilla. The Norwegian Traditional Music Agency is heading towards Sevilla together with labels, music export organisations, festivals and artists.
You could meet Karl Seglem in Portugal, Germany and Bulgaria this summer. All places with great success. Majorstuen visited festivals in Namest, Czech Republic and Viljandi, Estland - both big festivals and the band reports success. Their next festival is in Normandie, France in august. Benedicte Maurseth and GamaltNymalt are both doing Quebec, Canada this year. Norwegian traditional music are out there on the stages!
The duo Karlberg and Røine is invited to the event Northern Stream in Edinburgh the 3rd – 5th of April. Karlberg and Røine will perform at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile Edinburgh. Northern Streams is an event who aims to create a platform for young professional and amateur musicians from Scotland and the Nordic countries.