“Gaavnedien” – Premiere

In February, Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger fiddle), Marja Mortensson (joik) and Trondheimsolistene premiere the new work “Gaavnedien”. They perform it for the first time in the Grieg Hall in Bergen, and repeat the concert in Trøndelag and at Hemsing’s own festival, Hemsingfestivalen
in Valdres.

“Gaavnedien” (Sami for “We meet”) combines two traditional joiks, “Galkije johke” (running water) and “Gaavalahke” (the one chosen to lead the reindeer herd) with “Huldrelått”, a lyar song from Vang i Valdres.