Live in Telemark

1. Jenta i Chicago (The Girl in Chicago) - 04:17
2. Come to the Bower - 04:45
3. Alexander Kiellands Plass - 03:15
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4. Stewball and the Monaghan Grey Mare - 03:53
5. Hav og himmel (Ocean and Sky) - 04:19
6. My Heart’s Tonight in Ireland - 03:34
7. Valle Auto og Bensin (The Gas Station Song) - 03:35
8. A Prince Among Men - 04:23
9. Danse ikke gråte nå (Dance Do Not Weep) - 02:19
10. Fort gjort å glemme (Easy to forget it) - 03:44
11. Patrick Street/Jig: The Humours of Caherlistane/Halling: The Girl with the Farm - 05:09
12. Vidvinkel-stev (The Photographers) - 02:21
13. Håvar Hedde/Jig: Strike the Gay Harp - 05:14
14. Martinmas Time/Hornpipe: The Little Stack of Wheat - 04:48
15. Ola Tveiten (The Road Builder) - 03:40



Lillebjørn Nilsen: vocal, guitar, willow flute and hardanger fiddle Andy Irvine: vocal, mandola, bouzouki and harmonica

Lillebjørn Nilsen og irske Andy Irvine hadde allerede kjent hverandre i 17 år. Da de i 1994 ble  invitert til å holde en  konsert på Telemarkfestivalen ble det de begge hadde drømt om, en realitet. De som var der fikk oppleve en sjelden konsert og nå er liveopptaket endelig ute som album.

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Lillebjørn Nilsen and Andy Irvine had known each other for about 17 years when they met at the Telemark Festival back in 1994 and what they both had dreamt about became a reality. Their collaboration resulted in an exhilarating concert. The live recording is finally released as an album June 18th 2021.

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If it hadn’t been for the invitation from the Telemark Festival, 17 more years might have gone by but as Lillebjørn says at the concert “We got together this summer when I visited Dublin, but decided that there was no rush to practise since we had so much to talk about. Today was the first time we really sat down and went through our material.” before starting  with one of his own songs, “Danse, ikke gråte nå”.

The album is filled with a superb variety of songs, both serious and humorous, characterised by two performers in top form. Norwegian and Irish folk music suit each other admirably. “We were on the same wavelength from the moment we met.” Andy Irvine also said back then. And that Saturday this common wavelength gave the audience an unforgettable experience.

The two troubadours complement each other perfectly, musically as well as thematically. When Lillebjørn Nilsen sings about the Norwegian emigrant who became The Girl in Chicago, Andy Irvine counters with the homesick Irish emigrant in Indiana.

Lillebjørn Nilsen is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and folk musician. In total he has five Spellemannspriser (Norwegian Grammy´s) both as a solo artist and as a part of bigger groups. He is often mentioned as Norway’s “Folk King”.

Andy Irvine is known as one of the greatest Irish singers and songwriters and is referred to as “a tradition in himself”, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career. He is also known for being at the helm of such legendary bands as Planxty & Sweeney’s Men.

Lillebjørn Nilsen is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and folk musician. In total he has received five Spellemannpriser (Norwegian Grammy´s) both as a solo artist and as a part of bigger groups. He is often mentioned as Norway’s “King of folk music”.

Release date: 18.06.2021

EAN : 7033662073665

Cat.No.: HCD7366

Priskategori : CD