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Folkemusikkveka (The Norwegian Folk Music Week) dates back to 1976, making it the longest running Norwegian music festival solely dedicated to the rich folk culture of Norway.
Hallingdal has for over a century been natural stop and concert place for fiddlers at the national level. The Folk Music Week is a bearer of this tradition and the festival each year strive to provide it's audience with memorable musical experiences in a diversity of fine concert and dance halls. The Festival is a festive celebration of traditional music and dance. Over the week you may see large scenic stage concerts and performances, intimate concerts, take part in seminars, a variety of music and dance courses, comedy...dancing at breakfast and supper time, night time concerts.
The festival takes place in Ål in Hallingdal - a mountain village i the middle of South-Norway. Situated halfway between Oslo and Bergen, Ål is blessed with a station on one of the world's finest and most scenic railway lines, the Oslo - Bergen Railway. There are four trains from both Oslo and Bergen daily and the journey takes 3.5 hours.