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Posts Tagged ‘Lillebjørn Nilsen’

A few days ago, Ron Hale commented on my last post and mentioned the fact that he hadn’t seen many ukulele videos coming out of Scandinavia lately.

As it turned out, I received a mail today from Oslo folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Lillebjørn Nilsen,  father of ukulele player Siri Nilsen. I knew Lillebjørn played the uke and I had been on the lookout for videos in which he played our favourite instrument because I really like his songs in Norwegian. I searched in vain until Lillebjørn sent me a link to a ukulele session he played in an empty theatre in Oslo at the request of journalists from Svenska Dagbladet.

Lillebjørn Nilsen playing Se Deg Aldri Tilbake  (Never Look Back) on ukulele, an emotional session for him as he had just attended the funeral of a close friend.

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Norwegian singer and ukulele player Siri Nilsen has just released a new album, Alle Snakker Sant (Everybody is telling the truth). Those of you looking to learn or pratise Norwegian will definitely appreciate her lovely voice and very clear lyrics together with her ukulele fingerpicking.

[Update of the 16.11.2011 : Lillebjørn Nilsen, who is a renowned Norwegian singer and songwriter and also Siri‘s father sent me the link to a performance of  ‘Alle Snakker Sant’ Siri and himself gave a few days ago during a TV show. It is the first time I see Lillebjørn perform on the uke, the guitar being his instrument of choice. The complicity between father and daughter is obvious in the video which you can view here (after a short ad).]

Here is a live version of the title song of the album, Alle Snakker Sant (Hvor skal du gå?)

And here is the studio version of the same song:

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