Julie Alapnes

The multi-talented artist Julie Alapnes, proficient in the realms of violin, singing, and composition, masterfully weaves the tapestry of traditional Norwegian folk music with a rich and diverse musical palette. Within this enchanting soundscape, her distinctive fiddle and the portable pump organ, Leon, serve as the cornerstone, creating a foundation that sets her apart from others as a remarkable instrumentalist.
On the stage, Julie's presence is unmistakable, as she delivers exquisite compositions while upholding the rich tradition of folk music from the northern regions of Norway. Her band is a harmonious ensemble featuring Petter Carlsen on the Baritone guitar, Halvard Rundberg on foot-pumped harmonium and guitars, and Aleksander Kostopoulos keeping the rhythm behind the drums.
Together, this musical dream team from the north has forged an energetic, vibrant, and innovative sound deeply rooted in their local folk music traditions. Their debut album in 2018 garnered resounding praise, and their second release, "Helleristning," secured a well-deserved nomination at the Norwegian Grammys in 2022.

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