violin / viola / mandolin
accordion / banjo / pedalsteel / guitar
Gammaldans, a genre in norwegian folk music, seems to have surprisingly many similarities with traditional american bluegrass music. The musical language of norwegian gammaldans is based on many of the same codes of harmonic and rythmic movements. Norwegian gammaldans has been, and still is (like its “cousin” bluegrass), music played in intimate settings with both listening and dancing audiences. But: why is there so little improvisation in norwegian folk music? Gammalgrass insist on finding out! ..and while they’re at it, they’ll throw in whatever comes to their mind.