Two trios with a perfect match in music dating: Målselv-trio with song, fiddle and guitar, meets Bodø trio with song, drums and bass. When both vocalists master both keys and guitar, the match is complete!
Finally, The Northern Lights Festival can present the commissioning work "Om & Men" by Fotefar and Pål-Are Bakksjø! With a folk-music star on stage we can almost guarantee that this evening at Verdensteatret will be one of the most enjoyable you have had in a long time.
The songwriters Lena Jinnegren and Pål-Are Bakksjø have quite different backgrounds and musical standpoints, but in the songs they write both have a recognizable oblique view of life.
They put words on the ups and downs you may recognize, and they describe trends and dubious things we more or less consciously surround ourselves with. We also get an insight into what inspires new songs, and why some songs are created - and others not.
The shows are seasoned with new songs from Ragnhild Furebotten, and everything is performed by a brilliant bunch of musicians.
"Om & Men" is commissioned work for the Northern Lights Festival 2020, produced by Folk Music Nord / Kultur in Troms, which also takes the concert on tour around Northern Norway.
Lena Jinnegren - song, keys, guitar, composer
Pål Are Bakksjø - song, keys, guitar, composer
Ragnhild Furebotten - fele, composer
Bendik Lund Haanshus - guitar, arranger
Arnfinn Bergrabb - drums
Christo Stangness - double bass