Artist profiles: Bjarne Herrefoss

Bjarne Herrefoss

Bjarne Herrefoss was born ‌in 1931. He was a fiddler who could be called legend in his own time. Intensely personal playing style gives him special position the Norwegian folk music community.

Herrefoss grew up in a rich folk music milieu midTelemark, where he was taught and inspired by the most important performers. has performed at countless gatherings concerts for almost 50 years. is known his great charisma free, intuitive interpretations of fiddle tunes.

He won first prize National Contest Traditional four times in the period 19671991.

Bjarne Herrefoss passed away on May 15, 2002.)


* Draumespel (Buen Kulturverkstad BKMC 39, 1993)
* Norsk Folkemusikk 6 (Telemark) (Grappa Musikkforlag GRCD 4066, 1995)
* Meisterspel, with various artists (Grappa Musikkforlag HCD 7132, 1997)
* Toneflaum, with Hallvard T. Bjørgum and Knut Hamre (Sylvartun SYLVCD 6, 1998)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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