Arve Moen Bergset - Artist Page
Arve Moen Bergset
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Arve Moen Bergset (born 1972) grew up in Vinje, Telemark, an area with a rich folk music tradition. He studied kveding, vocal tradition, with Sondre Bratland.

Bergset’s debut was unusual: in 1987, at the age of 15, he performed at the Spellemannpris awards ceremony.

His first solo CD was released later that year, and won the Spellemannpris award in 1988. The follow-up recording, “Religiøse folketoner” (Religious Folk Songs) was released in 1997, and illustrates his superb development as a kvedar (traditional vocalist), accompanied by the violin and organ. Bergset is also a member of the group Bukkene Bruse.

He is a trained violinist, and has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles.


Litle Fuglen (Buen Kulturverkstad (MC) BKMC 8, 1986)

Arvesølv (Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD 68, 1987)

Fjøllmanntonar, with various artists (Grappa Musikkforlag HCD 7083, 1993)

Bukkene Bruse (Grappa Musikkforlag GRCD 4053, 1993)

Åre, with Bukkene Bruse (Grappa Musikkforlag GRCD 4100, 1995)

Religiøse folketonar, with Kåre Nordstoga and Geir Inge Lotsberg (Grappa Musikkforlag GRCD 4114, 1997)

Steinstolen, with Bukkene Bruse (Grappa Musikkforlag HCD 7145, 1998)

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