Since the Hardanger fiddle
played a big part in his musical inspiration, Grieg's dances, especially the gangar, tend to imitate the fiddle sound with the sympathetic strings, challenging the pianist to play fast complex rhythms and sustained notes, all with one hand.
The final example examines repertoire of the vanlig fele (regular fiddle), a counterpart to the Hardanger fiddle
in the carefully curated landscape of Norwegian folk culture.
It places the trumpeter with violinists Nils Okland and Gjermund Larsen (both, crucially, play the earthier sounding Hardanger fiddle
in addition to regular violin), cellist Svante Henryson and double bassist Mats Eilertsen.
Performance Beth Bahia Cohen will be performing a solo set of traditional Norwegian folk music on the hardanger fiddle
and on the violin, 2 p.m.
O' Lionaird brings the Norwegian hardanger fiddle
sound while O'Raghallaigh helped power the Afro-Celt Soundsystem band.
Clare Salaman, who appears with the Ian McMillan Orchestra as well as performing her own work, is a multi instrumentalist and composer who plays violin, baroque violin, hurdgurdy, nyckelharpa, medieval vielle, rebec, hardanger fiddle
The latest has the 3rd Symphony coupled with Fossegrimen, a romantic suite for Hardanger Fiddle
After noon in Hall Two, a distinct Nordic feel will descend when the celebrated Annbjorg Lien - one of Norway's finest musicians - demonstrates the Hardanger fiddle
Jo, former member of 70s rock band East of Eden, will be using a range of unusual fiddles made from ceramic and brass, plus a French antique violin and a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle
The quartet included violinist Nils [macron]kland, who conjured intriguing sounds from the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle
( a violin with added sympathetic strings ( and a sonorous viola d'amore.
Sound designer and original composer Lindsay Jones' dulcet, minor-key country compositions--played on the hurdy gurdy, hardanger fiddle
, harmonium and bass--punctuate the action over its three consecutive days.
Tomorrow night, hardanger fiddle
player Nils kland brings his trio to the venue.