Gorrlaus Folk Music series Åshild Vetrhus & Olav Christer Rossebø + Egil Syversbråten

Gorrlaus Folk Music series
Åshild Vetrhus & Olav Christer Rossebø + Egil Syversbråten

25. April @ 20.00 (Doors open @19.00)
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Åshild Vetrhus: vocals
Olav Christer Rossebø: fiddle
Egil Syversbråten: hardanger fiddle


Åshild Vetrhus is from Bråtveit in Suldal. She sings traditional music from her home area as well as the entire county of Rogaland. She has learned from Ruth Anne Moen, Berit Opheim, Tone Juve, Kirsten Bråten Berg and Ragnhild Furholt as well as archive recordings. This will be the first time we can hear vocal music from Rogaland at Gorrlaus. So an excellent chance to become more familliar with that tradition.

Olav Christer Rossebø is a multi-instrumentalist hailing Tyssvær, and he is active in numerous groups playing different styles of music. He also happens to be an excellent fiddle player and knows very well the repertoire from Suldal and Bjerkreim. Together with Vetrhus he will present a selection of music from Rogaland.

Egil Syversbråten is from Hallingdal, where “halling” is normally refered to as “laus”. He grew up in a flourishing folk music scene and learned tunes from his grandfather and father and other great players such as Odd Bakkerud, Øyvind Brabant and Jens Myro. He has also studied the old recordings of Olav Sataslåtten and been a part of Hemsedal spelemanslag for many years. Syversbråten has released a very fine record together with Gunnlaug Lien Myhr called “Hallingtonar”. Music from Hallingdal has a heavy rhythmic drive and is more repetative than in other regions.


Gorrlaus is a concert series curated by Anders Hana which presents traditional folk music, along with music that takes tonal and rhythmic elements from folk music to create something new.

Gorrlaus is supported by Arts Council Norway, Stavanger Kommune and Rogaland Fylkeskommune.