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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Manx-Norwegian Musical Collaboration at the Erin Arts Centre
Earlier this year Manx singer Ruth
Keggin and local fiddle player Tom Callister travelled to picturesque Western
Norway as part of a musical collaboration with Norwegian singer Margit Myhr and
hardanger fiddle player Erlend Apneseth. But during November these talented Norwegian
musicians will be travelling to the Island to work with their Manx
counterparts, providing a unique opportunity to hear the distinctive sound of
traditional Norwegian music hand in hand with Manx melodies and songs at the
Erin Arts Centre in Port Erin.
Ruth Keggin courtesy of Phil Kneen
Erlend Apneseth is one of the top young
hardanger fiddle players in Norway, and
after performing folk music in competitions and concerts for many
years has now established himself within
the contemporary/improvisational music scene, collaborating with dancers,
musicians and poets. He received the Grappa débutante award in 2012 and released his début album during the autumn of
Margit Myhr has been a multi-talented musician,
singer and dancer from an early age, and along with the hardanger fiddle plays
the traditional langeleik. Hailing from Hallingdal (where both the hardanger
fiddle and langeleik are popular instruments) Margit is now an established
musician in Norway after many years playing in concerts, projects and
They will be joined byRuth Keggin, Tom Callister and
multi-instrumentalist David Kilgallon in concert at the Erin Arts Centre at
8.00pm on the 9th November, presenting an evening of Norwegian, Manx
and collaborative material.
Supported by Culture Vannin (Manx
Heritage Foundation), Margit and Erlend will also be offering free workshops at
the House of Manannan in Peel on the same day.