Bjørn Kåre Odde & Ole Nilssen

Bjørn Kåre Odde - Born in 1990, Bjørn Kåre has his roots in the folk music tradition from Gudbrandsdalen in Norway. His grandfather Bjørn Odde has been an important teacher and inspiration for him. Subsequent to his exam at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2013, Bjørn Kåre Odde has lived and worked as a professional musician. He performed the role of the fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof at the Norwegian Theatre in 2014. He has also been a soloist with the Norwegian Soloist Choir and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. It is nonetheless the folk music traditions from his home village of Garmo and the wider area of Gudbrandsdalen that lie closest to his heart. He has a deep love for - and an in-depth understanding of - the language of folk music, and he therefore feels free to be both bold and innovative in his folk music.

Ole Nilssen - Ole Nilssen comes from Løten, Hedmark in the eastern part of Norway, and plays the diatonic accordeon as well as the chromatic accordeon. In spite of his young age, he has distinguished himself as one of Norway’s foremost folk musicians and dancers. He grew up in a family highly appreciating the traditional music and dance, and also learned how to play under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. Ole is in high demand as a dance musician, an ensemble musician, and as a dance and music teacher. He is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music. In Ole’s family tradition, the dance music from Løten and the flatlands of Hedmark takes centre place. There, Norwegian farmers' culture has met the European upper class for over 200 years. Ole is where new impulses meet tradition.

Watch them perform on youtube HERE and HERE

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