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New album out now
Sigmund Groven and Knut Buen released a new album on September 25th. Collaborator and Hardanger fiddle master Knut Buen is a long time friend of Sigmund. The project is called The Sound of Telemark and presents folk music from and inspired by the traditional region. The recording of the album took place at the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum in Rjukan, Telemark, a UNESCO Industrial Heritage Site. Read more about this album in our rundown (in Norwegian for the time being).

Confirmed concerts

Concerts are in Norway unless otherwise mentioned. Please check this page later in case of cancellations or delays due to the current pandemic.

November 25th, Sande: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Sande church at 7 pm.
November 26th, Grue: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Grue church at 7 pm.
CANCELLED November 27th, Nittedal: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Nittedal church at 7 pm.
November 30th, Biri: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Biri church at 7 pm.
December 2nd, Flå: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Flå church at 7 pm.
CANCELLED December 3rd, Rælingen: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Øvre Rælingen church at 7 pm.
December 4th, Sandefjord: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Bugården church at 7 pm.
CANCELLED December 5th, Bærum: Innunder jul Christmas concert with Anne Vada and Iver Kleive at Lommedalen church at 7 pm.

May 12th, 2021, Kristiansand: Sigmund is a soloist with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra at Kilden Teater & Konserthus.
June 24th – 27th, 2021, Selbu: Harmonica seminar at the Norwegian Harmonica Forum.
November 3rd – 7th, 2021, Germany: World Harmonica Festival 2021 in Trossingen.
April 26th – May 1st, 2022, Hong Kong: Hong Kong International Chromatic Harmonica Competetion 2022


Tommy Reilly: 2019 marked the centenary of Tommy Reilly, the legendary harmonica virtuoso who was Sigmund’s mentor. On August 2nd, 2019 Chandos Records released a special CD, A Life in Music – Vintage Tommy Reilly with rare and previously unreleased recordings of Tommy Reilly, compiled by Sigmund and Tommy’s son David. Available from Chandos on CD (global shipping available) and also on Spotify and other streaming services.

Sigmund’s own records are listed on the discography page.


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Teaching

As of August 2018, Sigmund is a harmonica teacher at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The academy is the highest level of music education in Norway.

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