Nordic Notes presents Eplemøya Songlag & Raabygg

Lokal im Mousonturm, teilbestuhlt


Three female voices, nothing else – the Norwegian a cappella trio Eplemøya Songlag concentrate on the basics. Their distinct mix of traditional folk, wild improvisation and strange humour impressed listeners right off the bat when they released their eponymous debut album in 2010. Their singing is based on traditional kveding, the songs are largely original works of the artists themselves. Others are established folk songs, which sound refreshingly different when performed by the vocal trio.

Raabygg takes us by the hand and leads us along wild, winding paths to folk music from the forest  and mountains of the Agder region in southern Norway. The music is raw, gentle, humorous and  sometimes melancholy. The three musicians play multiple instruments – including Norway’s national instrument, the Hardanger fiddle, zither and jaw harp – with surprising new arrangements of old traditional tunes.