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Karlberg and Røine at Northern Streams

2008-04-02
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.

Through music performances, sessions and workshops, Northern Streams is creating and building on international cultural links between regions on a local, national and international level. Northern Stream is a part of Ceilidh Culture who is a profile-raising marketing campaign for Edinburgh’s traditional arts community, building on the legacy of the Edinburgh Folk Festival. It aims to provide a wide, community-based focus. Its emphasis is on including all the traditional arts activity taking place in the city, not just traditional music.

The duo Mattisgard and Røine has, in a short time, made a name for itself as one of the most interesting groups within Norwegian folk music today. The two musicians create distinctive, sometimes improvised, arrangements for vocals and string instruments for broadside ballads, humorous songs, lyrics set to fiddle tunes and lullabies. Marit Mattisgard accompanies her singing on the langeleik (Norwegian zither), and Anders Erik Røine plays the guitar, fiddle, Jew’s harp, banjo and mandolin in addition to singing. Their debut recording, Sudan Dudan (2006), has an atmosphere and arrangements that are reminiscent of such diverse areas as the Appalachian Mountains of the USA, Valdres in Norway, and Africa. They have been inspired by American old-time music, and the title of the recording indicates an association with the African country of Sudan.

 

Karlberg / Røine:        www.myspace.com/sudandudan

Northern Streams:     Information and links

Ceilidh Culture:          www.ceilidhculture.co.uk