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New album in the autumn
Sigmund Groven will release a new album on September 25th. It’s a collaboration with Hardanger fiddle master Knut Buen, a long time friend of Sigmund. The project is called The Sound of Telemark and will present 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).

Sigmund Groven and Knut Buen record a video for the single “Wedding March from Seljord” on August 2nd.

Confirmed concerts

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

Sigmund Groven and Knut Buen June 2020.

Sigmund Groven and Knut Buen (June 2020).

September 30th, Rjukan: Album launch concert for The sound of Telemark, featuring Sigmund, Knut Buen and Anne Gravir Klykken. The venue is the Norwegian Industrial Worker’s Museum at Vemork. Tickets will go on sale on August 31st at nia.no at 12 am (noon).

October 13th, Øvre Eiker: På kino i kveld (Music from the Movies), a special programme with Tone Braaten (soprano), Lars Klevstrand (vocal and guitar), Ivar Anton Waagaard (piano) and Sigmund. The concert starts at 7 pm in Vestfossen at Fossesholm Herregård.

Lars Klevstrand, Sigmund Groven, Tone Braaten, Ivar Anton Waagaard.


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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