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Lillebjørn Nilsen : Norwegian ukulele

29 2013

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.

Many thanks to Lillebjørn for sending me this video which gave me the impulse to write this post after many months of absence from my ukulele world tour posts.


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  1. Ron Hale on the 8th of July 2013 @ 04:25

    This is very touching, Armelle. Good luck with your searches for non-English uke videos.

    I’ll send you any that I find and like especially

    I think my nominations for Al’s annual video poll last year were all non-English language. No, one was from Latvia but in English.

    There was a nice one from A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade just recently. Try them.

    I search on Brazil/Brasil. And separately on them and Clarice Falcao.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 8th of July 2013 @ 11:34

    @Ron Hale: I will check A Banda Mais Bonita. Thanks for helping in the search for international videos.

  3. Morten on the 19th of November 2013 @ 18:37

    Liker denne sangen

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