Norwegian drums,Hardanger fiddle solo,Hardanger fiddle accompanied by small Norwegian drum, Hardanger fiddle and dancers, langeleik and Jew’s harp. Valdresspingar, bruremarsj and halling, and five different tuning; høg bas, låg bas, ljøsblått, hundrestille and grønt stille An original and colourfull album in the Norwegian folk music tradition featuring Helge Myrheim, an autodidact and virtuoso fiddle player from the eastern Norwegian district of fra Valdres. Myrheim
was virtually unknown in Norwegian folk music circles untill he suddenly emerged from a MC environment just a few years ago. He impressed greatly as fiddle player, participated at fliddler contests (kappleik) and won time after
time. Myrheim has composed his own, original
material, and also developed personal versions
of traditional fiddle tunes. He is known for his
original playing technique, and even makes his
own instruments. Myrheim plays both Hardanger
fiddle, langeleik, Jew’s harp and big slåttetromme, i.e. big tambour drums which was
a special element of the folk music in Valdres
and western Norway. In the later years Myrheim
has often participated in fiddler contests
(kappleiker) and often won his classes/genres.
Helge has invited Gro Randen på play on some of the tracks, accompanying him on a small slåttetromme. This enhances the musical variation, gives some of the tunes a certain depth
and character as well as a wider range. To sum
it all up: This double CD is a colourful phonogram
from a very personal performer!