25th January – 3rd February 2019

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Barokksolistene - Alehouse Sessions

It is all about beer and music when Barokksolistene performs Alehouse Sessions during The Northern Lights Festival.

You can´t beat the atmosphere in a classic british tavern. When The Northern Lights Festival booked Barokksolistene to perform Alehouse Sessions at The Edge, we simply had to return to the drawing board to give you a magical back in time experience to the 17th century Britain.

The Alehouse Sessions – curated and devised by Bjarte Eike – is an ever changing and evolving insight into the music of the English 17th Century tavern. It gives audiences a window into this tumultuous period through Purcell overtures, English sea shanties, and Scandinavian folk songs thrown in for good measure.

«Irresistable»

– The Times
Alehouse07 Photo Theresa Pewal

This diversion from the traditional concert model is what is at the heart of the Sessions. Through the medium of these well-loved tunes, a story of the period is interwoven into the music making; creating a unique environment between audience and performer. Bjarte Eike goes into detail about what makes this special:

“The signature of this project is the interaction on stage between the players and the audience. If it has to be put in a historical context, the project draws its inspiration from the Shakespearian theatre where there was a direct communication between stage and hall- going in-between the story that was being told and occurring events happening in the hall. This is in stark contrast to the 19th century drama with dark halls looking at the “gods” on stage. It is the latter which the classical mainstream industry has adapted fully.”

Using their own arrangement of the tunes, these ‘Alehouse Boys’ combine this unique format with humour, an unrivalled virtuosity and flare for improvisation.

«The whole joyous evening was a liberation, carrying us back to a time when the terms “classical” and “folk” hadn’t yet been invented, and music was simply music.»

– The Telegraph

Line-up:

Bjarte Eike (NO): violin, vocals, artistic director
Fredrik Bock (SE): guitar, charango, vocals
Per Buhre (SE): viola, vocals
Tom Guthrie (UK): lead vocals, violin
Johannes Lundberg (SE): double bass, vocals
Helge Andreas Norbakken (NO): percussion, vocals
Steven Player (UK): dance, guitar, vocals
Hans Knut Sveen (NO): harmonium, harpsichord, vocals
Milos Valent (SK): violin, viola, vocals

«Fabulously unrestrained»

– The Guardian

Line-up:

Bjarte Eike (NO): violin, vocals, artistic director
Fredrik Bock (SE): guitar, charango, vocals
Per Buhre (SE): viola, vocals
Tom Guthrie (UK): lead vocals, violin
Johannes Lundberg (SE): double bass, vocals
Helge Andreas Norbakken (NO): percussion, vocals
Steven Player (UK): dance, guitar, vocals
Hans Knut Sveen (NO): harmonium, harpsichord, vocals
Milos Valent (SK): violin, viola, vocals

Billetter

Thursday 31. January

Kl. 21.00

Margarinfabrikken, The Edge

Adult: 395,-
Student: 345,-
Free seating
Age limit: 18 years old

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