History

The festival was held for the first time in 1998, and is being held this year for the 22nd time. We have many fond memories and look back. Below you can see the list of the many fantastic names who have visited the festival over the years.

1999

Ånon Egeland, Frode Nyvold, Leiv Solberg, Folk, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug; List Accordion Club, Agder Folk Music Group, Ole & Renate

2000

Vegar Vårdal / Frode Haltli, Aes Dana, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, Lista Trekkspillklubb

2001

Folk, Vegar Vårdal, Three`sa crowd, Geitungen, Filska, Fredrik Lundberg, Just add coffee, Infiddles, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Agder Folkemusikklag

2002

Annbjørg Lien & Bjørn Ole Rasch, Catriona Macdonald, Seamus Cahill & Sonnich Lydum, Blåmann Blåmann, Geitungen, Vegar Vårdal, Lommebös, Birgit Rike Lund, Agder Folkemusikklag, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Borhaug Spelemannslag, Tove Solheim, Rune Øne Kristken, Audøn Eken , Knut Egil Kristiansen

2003

Fliflet Hamre, Økland Trio, Wrigley Sisters, Frode Nyvold / Ånon Egeland, Sinclair & The Rovers, Boreraig, Buttons & Bones, Gro Kjellberg Solli, Rundt på gulvet, Triakel, Birgit Rike Lund, Tove Solheim, Vegar Vårdal, Borhaug Spelemannslag, Lista Accordion Club, Christiania Thour & Round Dance Ensemble

2004

Instinct, Susanne Lundeng, Trispann, Spællimenninir, Storm Weather Shanty Choir, Uhrbrand / Cahill, Kirsten Bråthen Berg, Tom Oakes

2005

Suntrap, Majorstuen, Mac Bones & the B-Band, Lauren MacColl, OnkelFolke, Gunnfjauns Kapell, Alfreds Følge, Vegar Vårdal, De Fries & D Beck, Flekkefjords Sangforening, Lista Trekkspillklubb

2006

Altan, Tumult, Salt, OnkelFolke, Kristian Bugge, Annar By, Den store norske Gitarkvartett, Vidar Lande, Håkon Vatle, Geitungen, Ånon Egeland, Frode Nyvold, Ragnhild Furholt, Kristine Rønning, Vegar Vårdal, Knut Egil Kristiansen, Flekkefjords Sangforening, Christiania Thour & Runddansensemble, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, Douglas Stuart & Friends, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Agder Folkemusikklag, Kristiansand Spelemannslag, Farsund Sjømannsforenings sjantikor

2007

Laus, Eliza Carthy & The Ratcatchers, Waterson: Carthy, Hekla Stålstrenger, Harv, Spiers & Boden, Høigaard & Høirup, Laila Yrvum, Håkon Vatle, Daniel Sandèn-Warg / Sigurd Brokke, De Frilynde, Øystein Sandbukt, Christiania Thour & Runddansens, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, Kristiansand Spel- og dansarlag, HiT, Agder Folkemusikklag

2008

Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, Benedicte Maurseth, Fiddler's Bid, Bruvoll / Halvorsen, Sigrid Moldestad, Ragnhild Furebotten Trio, Catriona MacKay & Chris Stout, Rusk, Håkon Vatle, Sheehan & Burgess, Den vesle prinsen, Åmland Folk & Festkvintett, Frode Nyvold, Ragnhild Furholt, Vegar, Ulf-Arne and Knut Egil, Unni Løvlid, Lista Trekkspillklubb, De frilynde, Norske Mandoliner, Douglas Stuart & Friends, Beverley & East Riding Folk Festival Project 2008, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, Agder Folkemusikklag, Sjantikoret i Farsund sjømannsforening cultural school and music corps in Farsund, Students from Telemark University College.

2009

Ranarim, Jackie Oates, Unni Boksasp ensemble, Trio vid Lampan, Annbjørg Lien, Maeve Mackinnon, Basco Band, Tsuumi Sound System, Kim Andrè Rysstad, The Highlanders, Steinar Ofsdal, Unni Løvlid, 5 Men in a Boat, De frilynde, Lista Trekkspillklubb , Hirtshals Spillemandslaug,! Grymt - Sans for dans2009, Fosbrooks, Farsund sjømannsforenings Shantykor, Vegar Vårdal & Knut Egil Kristiansen, De Dover Spillemænd, Agder Folkemusikklag, Eplemøya Songlag, Nordafjells, Frode Nyvold, Bjørn Oksnes, Studenter fra Høgskolen, Studenter fra Høgskolen & Round dance ensemble, “Project Vågåblot”

2010

Aasmund Nordstoga & Abildsø Spelemannslag, Bruce Molsky, Väsen, Trio Tinus, Annbjørg Lien, Kirsten Bråten Berg, Nyvold / Egeland / Solberg, Fribo, Kim Andre Rysstad, The Highlanders, Daniel Sanden-Warg, Gunhild Tømmerås, Fjellfolk, Kevin Henderson trio, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, De frilynde, Farsund sjømannsforenings shantykor, Vegar Vårdal, Ulf-Arne Johannessen, Sigurd Brokke, Birgit Lund, De Dover Spillemænd, Agder Folkemusikklag, Norske Mandoliner, Christiania Thour & Runddansensemble, Studenter fra Hemark

2011

Sharon Shannon, Julie Fowlis, Valravn, Laila Yrvum, Stian Carstensen, Ralf Novak-Rosengren, Rua MacMillan, Nuala Kennedy, Frode Haltli, Vegar Vårdal, Frode Nyvold, Leiv Solberg, Ånon Egeland, Bjørn Klakegg, Salmeklang, Myrull, The Secret Carpet Club, Leslie & Miller, The Highlanders, De Dover Spillemænd, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, De frilynde, Christiania Thour & Runddansensemble, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Agder Folkemusikklag, Fullriggeren Sørlandets Shantykor, Farsund Sjømannsforenings Shantykor.

2012

Sigrid Moldestad, Valkyrien Allstars, Rachel Sermanni, Kris Drever trio, Heidi Talbot trio, Antti Paalanen, Sondre Bratland / Tore Bruvoll, Jaerv, Lars Jakob Rudjord, Frode Nyvold, Rebecca Reimers, Vidar Arntzen, Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, Moron Police, Vegar Vårdal , Five men in a boat, Ulf-Arne Johannessen, Knut Egil Kristiansen, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, The Highlanders, The Oxford Fiddle Group, Christiania Thour- og Runddansensemble, De Dover Spillemænd, De frilynde, HiT students from Telemark University College , Bjørn Oksnes, Hægebostad Trekkspillklubb, Agder Folkemusikklag.

2013

Annbjørg Lien / Drifting like a bird, Breabach, The Moulettes, The Old Dance School, Trias, Vintermåne, Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall, Gro Kjelleberg Solli, Øystein Sandbukt, Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, Roger Tallroth, Tore Bruvoll, Cathy Jordan, Sine L Lauritzen, Amtmannens Bryggeensemble, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, The Highlanderse, Hauglis´orkester, Christiania Thour & Runddansensemble, Agder folkemusikklag, De Dover Spillemænd, De frilynde, HiT, Høgskolen i Telemark, Bjørn Oksnes.

2014

Moddi, The Shee, Kong Nor, Villniss, Margith Myhr, Blue Rose Code, Tradish, Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola, Erlend Viken trio, Sundre Jetset, The Nordic Fiddler´s Bloc, Jenn Butterworth & Laura Beth Salter, HiT- students, Percup! The Furrow Collective, Boys of the Lough, Anders Hall, Grove Horn, Kevin Henderson, Lista Accordion Club, De frilynde, De Dover Spillemænd, The Highlanders, Norske Mandoliner

2015

Gjermund Larsen trio, Mairi Campbell, Ivar & Helene Bøksle (songs from our island), Ingvild Koksvik & Lars Jakob Rudjord (Commissioned work: and the song came from the sea), Kolonien, Rim, Duo Jansen / Jüssi, Kirsti B Kristiansen, Raabygg, Gard Nergaard, Jackie Oates, Amtmanns Bryggeensemble, Bjørn Oksnes, The Highlanders, Christiania Thour Runddansensemble, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Farsund Shantykor, Hægebostad Trekkspillklubb, Wenche Eikeland & Arne Rislaa.

2016

Sam Kelly trio, Valkyrien Allstars, The 2nd Hand Band, Sigurd Brokke, Mischa Macpherson, Rose, Hallingstreet, Ragnhild Furholt trio, Fliflet / Hamre, Okra Playground, Maija Kauhanen, Päivi Hirvonen, Siobhan Miller trio, Vegar Vårdal, Christiania Thour & Runddansensemble , Students from Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge, The Highlanders, Pigernes fornøjelse, Bjørn Oksnes, The Oxford Fiddle Group, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Hægebostad Trekkspillklubb, De frilynde, Kvar song ei soge - kinofilm

2017

Lankum, Sandèn, Nygårds & Carr, Kim Carnie, Symbio, Lady Moscow, Elias Akselsen, Habadekuk, Ninebarrow, Gard Nergaard & Michael Krumins, Vegar Vårdal, Patrik Andersson, Kristian Bugge, The Highlanders, Lista Trekkspillklubb, Godtfolk, Pigernes fornøjelse, Nedre Otra Kraftforsyning, Bjørn Oksnes, Christiania Thour & Runddansensemble, Spindsgudan, Høgskolen i Sør-Øst Norge.

2018

Susanne Lundeng band, Chris Stout & Catriona McKay, Talisk, Julienorth, Salt House, Sam Kelly duo, Iver Kleive & Knut Reiersrud, Gro Kjelleberg Solli, Birger Mistereggen, Vegar Vårdal, Villniss by the sea, Bjørn Oksnes, Students, USN-Rauland, The Highlanders, Girls' Pleasure, Lista Accordion Club, Godtfolk, Christiania Thor & Runddansensemble.

2019

Aasmund Nordstoga, Åsmund Reistad, Birger Misteggen, Bjørn Oksnes, Emilia Amper Trio, FullSet, Gro Kjelleberg Solli & Øystein Sandbukt, Johanne Flottorp, Gro Kjelleberg Solli, Øystein Sandbukt and Kor: Z. Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Jutulllaget, Lista Accordion Club, Mariearad Green & Anna Massie, Girls' Pleasure, Saltfishforty, Ryan Yong & Jenn Butterworth, Vegard Vårdal, The Highlanders, Wenche I Eikeland and Arne Rislaa.

Travel and accommodation

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