In this concert you will hear dances and songs from Norway and Denmark from the 18th century, sung and played by
upper class and ordinary people, folk songs and pieces from printed music books.
On Saturday morning the two teach dances of Norway and Denmark of the 18th century.
Øyonn Groven Myhren is one of Norway's best
folk musicians. She plays the string instrument langeleik and on different flutes as well as singing. Poul Høxbro has been called "the big master on small instruments". He is a leading artist in the field of early music in Scandinavia, earlier than you might imagine, since he has
been doing research on musical instruments of the Vikings and of the medieval times in Scandinavia. Poul plays on flutes, horns, drums and ribs with great talent and musicality.
Øyonn Grovens og Poul Høxbros program at the Folk Music Festival is based on former music traditions in Scandinavia,
how people played together and about the roots of different instruments in former times. In their lecture at the Folk Music Academy they will speak about these instruments, where they come from and
how they were used in different parts of Scandinavia.