Artist Profiles: Hauk Buen

Hauk Buen

Hauk Buen (born 1933) comes from Jondalen in Telemark (Norway). He belongs to a family of outstanding folk musicians, and is regarded as one the foremost Hardanger fiddle players.

He has performed in countless concerts, and has probably played abroad more frequently than any other contemporary Norwegian fiddler. He has participated in many radio and television programs.

Buen also adopted his family’s long tradition in Hardanger fiddle building. He has been a major source of inspiration and an important teacher for many young fiddlers. “Spel til dans”, recorded in 1995, is a selection of the best recordings of Hauk and his brother Knut Buen playing dance tunes.

In 2003 he won the Royal Merit award.


* Konsert med Hauk Buen (Buen Kulturverkstad (MC) BKMC 8, 1984)
* Slåttesull og Fanitull ( Buen Kulturverkstad. (MC) KBMC 1, 1986)
* Spel til dans 3 (Buen Kulturverkstad (MC) BKMC 31, 1989)
* Spel til dans 4 (Buen Kulturverkstad (MC) BKMC 32, 1989)
* Myllarfela, with Knut Buen (Buen Kulturverkstad (MC) BKMC 41, 1991)
* Spelemannshelsing (Buen Kulturverkstad (MC) BKMC 56, 1992)
* Myllargutens minne, with Knut Buen (Buen Kulturverkstad BKCD 2, 1992)
* Fykerud’n (Buen Kulturverkstad BKCD 4, 1992)
* Spel til dans (Buen Kulturverkstad BKCD 10, 1995)

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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