Marit Steinsrud & Stein Villa

Norwegian dance tunes from the langeleik tradition with Marit Steinsrud and Stein Villa

The langeleik (also called langharpe) is a fretted zither instrument with one melody string and additional drone strings, which has a tradition in Norway dating back at least to the 16th century. A lot of ancient Norwegian tunes survived to our days in this langeleik tradition. From this corpus of langeleik music, Stein sometimes transfers tunes to his Norwegian harp. In this workshop for intermediate/advanced musicians, you will learn some langeleik tunes and transfer them to your instrument. The tunes have traditionally been both sung and played for dancing. This includes the dances halling, springar and reinlender.

Marit Steinsrud & Stein Villa

Marit Steinsrud & Stein Villa

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