About this course

Astrid is one of the great fiddle players from Gudbrandsdalen, where the "Springleik" is the main three-beat dance tune. She will go through different kinds of tunes and guide you with her very precise and beautiful playing and teaching style.

This is a great way to learn your first tunes from this part of Norway!'

Filmed by: Olav Luksengård Mjelva
Edited by: Jens Linell  

About the Fiddle

The fiddle, also known as the violin, has a long and rich history that can be traced back to the 16th century in Italy. The instrument was originally designed to be played in orchestras and other classical music settings. However, it soon became popular in folk music traditions around the world, including in regions such as Ireland, Scotland, the Nordic countries, and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. The fiddle's popularity in these traditions can be attributed to its versatility and ability to convey emotion and tell stories through music. Today, the fiddle remains a beloved instrument in many genres of music, including folk, country, and bluegrass, and is appreciated for its beautiful sound and ability to evoke strong emotions in listeners.
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About Astrid Sulheim

An amazing fiddler from Lom in Gudbrandsdalen where she works as a doctor. She started playing at an early age and had Rolv Brimi as her main teacher, she has also been taught by Knut Kjøk, Aumund Bjørgen, and Bjørn Odde.

The main focus of her course here on the Folk Music Academy will be the mystical "Springleik", a three-beat rhythm that is very closely related to "Pols", "Polska" and "Springar". She also teaches some beautiful waltzes and groovy hallings.
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Astrid Sulheim

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