Old sounds from a string and sounds from the voice sings out in a new era, circling around fjords and mountains, in old and young souls tempted to dance. In to the listening ears, in to the fingers reaching for the strings. Let the slåtter sing within you and out in the body – enjoy!
An extensive repertoar
The slåtte-repertoar in the county is vast and in 2012 the publishing house Novus released «Feleverket bind 5, Møre og Romsdal – slåtter for vanlig fele». This book represents every springar-, march- and hallingslått found on older recordings in the archives. From this extensive material the Folk musical archive has in collaboration with the performers selected slåtter which is rarely used and they wish will captivate dancers and performers.
The forefront of Møre og Romsdal´s folk musicians
To convey this slåtte-tradition, the archive has collaborated with eight of the most renowned folk musicians from Møre og Romsdal. They represent local traditions from large parts of the county, from the north to the south. We mention: Jorun Marie Kvernberg (fiddle), Britt Elise Skram (fiddle), Knut Ivar Bøe (accordion), Ingunn Linge Valldal (fiddle), Torgeir Leivdal (fiddle), Unni Boksasp (song), Øystein Sandbukt (guitar) and Gro Kjelleberg Solli (song).
The work with this CD was started as a part of the celebration of the Folk musical archive of Møre og Romsdal´s first 25 years (2015), a year that resulted in new sheet music, «Alle tre frampå golva», the course series «FOLKtema», the concert «Fole te folkemusikk» and this CD, «Syngjaren».