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Greetings from Norway!

Ingunn Bjørgo

My name is Ingunn Bjørgo. I am a Norwegian folk musician and here on Valdres Samband’s websites you can listen to some of my music.

 

My father Rolf Arnfinn Bjorgo was born in 1937 in Bjørgo, Valdres. His father, Reidar, was the son of Jul Bjørgo and Karen (Kapperud) Bjørgo, from the farm Nordre Bjørgo (Bjørgo North). His mother, Klara, was the daughter of Andreas Bjørgo and Berte (Borselien) Bjørgo. She grew up at the farm Sorre Bjørgo (Bjørgo South) in Valdres. 

 

My mother’s name is Berit (born Seip Hanevold) Bjørgo, from Asker near Oslo.

 

Valdres, and especially the Bjørgo mountains (Bjørgoaasen), is quite important to me, both when it comes to making music, and spending time with my family. 

 

Growing up I spent most of my holidays in Valdres – and I still do! I also have a cottage in the Bjørgo Mountains where I write most of my music. 

I make most of the music I play and use it both as a recording solo artist and in my bands. The last couple of years I have also studied traditional music from Valdres played on regular accordion and diatonic accordion. I also have workshops.

 

In 2002 I visited North- and South Dakota and Minnesota with my band AskerLadden. We had a great time, but unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to visit the places where my relatives live.

I hope you enjoy my music. Have a look at www.ingunnbjorgo.no for more!

 

Best regards, Ingunn Bjørgo

You can hear Ingunn and her band on the videos found

  -- On our Homepage

  -- On the 2009 Valdres Tour page

  -- On the 2010 Valdres Stevne page

  --  On the 2011 Valdres Stevne page

  --  On the 2013 Valdres Stevne page

 


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