Fiddle playing roadshow

Norwegian fiddler Britt Pernille Froholm
Norwegian fiddler Britt Pernille Froholm

a NORWEGIAN visitor paid a visit to Aberdeenshire schools on Friday (November 18), bringing her special brand of music.

Britt Pernille Froholm, a virtuoso hardanger fiddle player, called at Oyne, Insch and Kennethmont as part of a Scottish/Norwegian roadshow.

She was accompanied by local musician Sharon Hassan, of Gadie Music, whose mother is head teacher at Oyne. Britt, who is from Hornindal in Norway, is one of the leading hardanger fiddle players in her home country.

She also has a collaboration with Scottish musicians Lori and Innes Watson in the band Borias.

Britt, who is touring throughout the UK over the next few weeks, said: “I always enjoy coming back to Scotland and going round the schools. I love the hospitality here and apparently my fiddles seem to like the Scottish climate.”

Oyne head teacher Edith Hassan said: “It gives the children a boost. The roadshow introduces young people to music from their own culture, as well as offering the opportunity to experience music from another country in a fun and interactive way.”

The roadshow is funded by the Youth Music Initiative, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council.