Marit Steinsrud

Marit Steinsrud grew up in a folk music family in Valdres, and as a small girl she learned many langeleik tunes “by ear” from neighbouring women. The langeleik is a dulcimer-type instrument with one melody string and additional drone strings, which has a tradition in Norway dating back at least to the 16th century. A lot of ancient Norwegian tunes survived to our days in this langeleik tradition – who knows, perhaps some of them had been harp tunes in earlier times?
Marit and her husband Stein have been at most Nordic Harp Meetings so far, represented the Norwegian langeleik tradition, and led the allspel with Norwegian folk tunes. They have organised the marvellous NHM 2010 and NHM 2014 in Gjøvik.

Marit Steinsrud plays the langeleik at the Nordic Harp Meeting 2009 (photo: Floris van der Meijs)

Marit Steinsrud plays the langeleik at the Nordic Harp Meeting 2009 (photo: Floris van der Meijs)

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