Rauland Rambles

Rauland Rambles: A Meeting of Masters at Rauland.

At the Rauland International Winter Festival in February of this year, Bruce Molsky, Arto Järvelä and Ånon Egeland – all highly respected tradition-bearers and major figures in their respective traditions – met to play a concert together. A few free days scheduled before a concert at Oslo’s Rikscenen the following week turned into a session in the intimate studio at Rauland’s Department of Traditional Art and Traditional Music. The recordings they made there, together with live material from the Rikscenen concert, resulted in this album by three fantastic players at the top of their game.
The online-only version of the album was be released on 29 July, to be followed by a CD at a later date. Keep an eye out for it.

Hi-res audio files and booklet available on BandCamp!

  1. Engelska från Korpo
  2. Cumberland Gap
  3. Harvelandsvalsen
  4. Shaking Off The Acorns
  5. Napolilainen katulaulaja (Gerhard Winkler)
  6. Reuben
  7. Laulu, olut ja viina (trad/Arto Järvelä)
  8. Ein Gamle-Jens spila jamt når han kom ifrå byen
  9. Boys Them Buzzards Are Flying/Cotton Eyed Joe
  10. Spoof Polonaises 1 & 8
  11. Gamle-Olav
  12. Poor Little Mary Sitting In The Corner
  13. Sjøfløytehamborg

Arto solo spor 7, Bruce solo spor 9, Ånon solo spor 11

Ånon Egeland

Ånon Egeland has got his tradition from legendary fiddlers of Agder, and is best known as a promoter of this musical heritage. Ånon has a very personal style of play clearly rooted in tradition, and he has a large repertoire of rare tunes. Since he debuted on LP in 1977, he has participated in a dozen albums with the best tradition musicians in Scandinavia, he has spread his music in 22 countries on four continents. He has worked full time as a teacher in traditional music since 1988, and at the Institute of Folk Culture at Rauland, University College Southeast Norway, since 1999.

Arto Järvelä

Arto is a fourth-generation member of the colorful Järvelä-family, known for its many talented fiddlers. Besides his extensive solo career, he participates in many Finnish folk music groups, such as JPP, Ampron Prunni, Pinnin Pojat, The Helsinki Mandoliners, Nordik Tree og Erik Hokkanen & Lumisudet. Arto teaches at the Art University of Helsinki. As a sought-after and internationally renowned musician, he has represented Finnish folk culture in more than 40 countries.

Bruce Molsky

He is described by Mother Jones Magazine as "one of America's premier fiddling talents", is Grammy Nominated as a performer and masters fiddle, banjo, guitar and singing with equal ease and authority. As Nestor of American old-time music, he is a key mentor for the younger generation, including as a Visiting Scholar at Berklee College of Music's American Roots Program. Bruce is also a guest at * Tracker *, the latest CD by the legendary Mark Knopfler. Bruce's collaboration with Anonymous 4, 1865 - Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, has received rave reviews. Nowadays he is on tour with his new trio, Molsky's Mountain Drifters.