National Contest for Traditional Musica (Landskappleiken)

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Country and Region NorwaySør-Trøndelag
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Voss, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Festival Contact Information

P. O. Box 77
7361, Røros
Phone: (47) 41-62-99-62

Festival Description

Landskappleiken is an annual competitive folk music event that has been arranged for about 100 years and presents the oldest forms of fiddling, singing and dancing in Norway. In addition to the competition the festival incorporates an extensive concert program and dance festival featuring old traditional music performed by the Folk Musician Society and other folk music groups, held at the Sports Hall and the Community Centre.

Over the past few years there have been between 1,000 and 1,100 participants, viewed by some 2,500-3,000 visitors. Competitions take place from Thursday morning to Saturday evening in the Sports Hall and the Community Centre, where the best in Norwegian folk music and dance may be experienced. Every year the competition is arranged in a new place in Norway.

Festival Dates June 29 - July 3, 2011
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