tunes from Rogaland


The trio Geitungen presents tunes that were once popular with party-goers in the hinterland of Rogaland county, tunes that were dance-floor favourites – the hits of yesteryear. Geitungen play the tunes in the rhythmic fashion that they were played then and there. The three musicians’ fiddles, melodeon, mandolin, hardanger fiddle, mandola and guitars combine to colour the soundboard. The expression is straightforward and the music ranges from cozy, warm mazurka to hotheaded hopsars and plaintive waltzes. With their capricious and compelling playing, Geitungen take you back, far out to the poorly lit dance floors of the more festive parts of rural Rogaland.