Photo: Ingrid Margrethe Bølgen Halvorsen
Nordic á capella folk
Eplemøya Songlag has been described as Norway´s best vocal group regardless of genre. The unique combination of one traditional folk singer and two jazz singers makes them a truly innovative contribution to the folk music scene. Together, the three singers create a soundscape that enhances the special qualities and different musical backgrounds of each singer as they represent something new and fresh in the universe of Norwegian folk music.
With their distinctive mixture of Norwegian tradition, improvisation, strong voices, humour and bizarre stories, Eplemøya won huge popularity with their debut album in 2010. The album recieved exclusively great critics in Norwegian press. In 2012 Eplemøya released their second album, showing that their music has evolved into something new. The album «The maiden and the myth» is based on Norwegian and international legends, myths and modern urban legends. The stories are presented through old and new melodies and lyrics.
The Norwegian folk tradition is at the core of their music, but traces of other musical styles, as well as elements of folk music from around the world, can also be heard.
The group has performed at all the big jazz- and folk music scenes in Norway, and they are now entering the European world music scene with their performances at TFF Rudolstadt and FolkBaltica in 2015. Eplemøya Songlag has shown that they are here to stay and will continue to impress and move audiences in the years to come.
Liv Ulvik - vocals, Wenche Losnegård - vocals, Ingebjørg Loe Bjørnstad - vocals