Tanta Til Beate – Live Lillebjørn og Siri

Tanta Til Beate. Live at the Rockefeller Hall Oslo


Hans Graasvold (1951-2012)

Hans Graasvold
It is often said that we folksingers – when the «How many does it take..» jokes are told – tend to talk about how great old folks were.

How many folk singers does it take to change a light bulb?
One. And all the other folkies sitting around talking about how good the old lightbulb used to be..

And it is true! We do. That is our nature, and maybe our purpose and why we are put on this planet; to say «Gather around me children, I will tell you a tale..»
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The bilingual Lillebjørn T-shirt

Help adding more languages!

Grappa Musikkforlag has produced The Bilingual Lillebjørn T-shirt. On the front ‘Lillebjørn’ and on the back the same name in 17 languages. So far.

Lillebjørn t-skjorte front
Lillebjørn t-skjorte front


Lillebjørn t-skjorte rygg
Lillebjørn t-skjorte rygg

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Lillebjørns venn Andy Irvine synger om Oslo!
Ny CD Abocurragh

Andy Irvine Abocourragh CD cover

«Album of the century!»
Well…my first solo album since 1999. Recorded in Dublin, Norway, Australia,
Hungary and Brittany between February 2009 and April 2010.
Thanks to all my friends who helped me record it.
Especially Dónal Lunny who worked so hard in the production of it,
let alone playing on every track bar one.
I hope it won’t be my last album of the century!!

KJØP CD! www.andyirvine.com

Otherwise the roll-call of musicians speaks for itself. Giants of traditional music, folk, rock and beyond, each one a key player in the Andy Irvine back-history: Liam O’Flynn, Máirtín O’Connor, Annbjørg Lien, Lillebjørn Nilsen, Nikola Parov, Jacky Molard, Bruce Molsky, Rens van der Zalm, Rick Epping, Graham Henderson, Paul Moore, Liam Bradley, Kate Burke and Ruth Hazleton.

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Ny CD Abocurragh»


… Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Lillebjørn Nilsen Cité Paris FranceAll of a sudden I find myself in Paris. I live in a small apartment in busy Saint-Michel. The Latin Quarter. My narrow street is packed with people. Tourists from all over the world. Tiny restaurants on each side. The bouncers can shake hands across the cobblestones. But in our little backyard there is an unsuspected tranquility. Only to be broken when the lady living on the third floor hangs her head outside her window to communicate with her ground floor neighbour. I am the second floor tenant. Rue de Xavier Privas has its name from a poet and balladeer. Un chansonnier. Just like me. And just by accident.


Something about the ukulele

I have strummed the ukulele most of my adult life. I have cherished The Beatles repertoire and gone trough George Formby’s great songs. And the ukulele still tickles me. My vintage C.F. Martin tenor ukulele now is brought to new life with Italian Aquila strings! (And a great repair job by Strand Guitars, Norway)

But why is it? I know our great mate George Harrison, his God bless his name, felt the same. And even the late Cheltenham’s Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones loved the instrument. Maybe it is the close circuit to our brain? It’s simplicity? It’s lack of bass strings?

I love the ukulele!

Lillebjørns ukulele
Strand Guitars på Jørpeland fikser Lillebjørns ukulele – Foto: Tor Inge Jøssang