Trent Bruner

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Full House under the Full Moon in Orre! Print E-mail

Hello, everyone!  With Manitoba fiddlers Patti and Alex Lamoureux, I had the chance to play for the Full Moon Concert Series organized by the Klepp Kommune (municipality) in the district of Orre, southwest of Stavanger, Norway on Monday, April 18th, 2011.  It was truly a full house under the full moon!


It was a great evening at the Friluftshus (Open Air House) in Orre, southwest of Stavanger, Norway as we began our Norwegian concert tour. The weather was clear, sunny and +17 degrees as a capacity audience of over 200 people heard our renditions of Canadian fiddle music. Patti shared many of the Canadian dance tunes that has made her a recognizable name throughout Canada and parts of the United States thorughout her program. Her son Alex, not only entertained on fiddle himself, but has also been learning how to play rhythm guitar and was able to accompany his other alongside me this evening.

I had the chance to perform two original piano solos from Piano by Request (A Daughter's Joy and Amour) as part of the show and we had the chance to be warmly welcomed by two ex-patriot Canadian ladies living in the Stavanger area; one originally from Estevan, Saskatchewan and another originally from Waterloo, Ontario. Before the concert, we received a card backstage along with a Norwegian flag and were deeply touched by their warm welcome. What was even more heartwarming for us was the fact that we were able to recognize them when they were waving a Canadian flag halflway into the opening medley! We were able to have a wonderful meeting with them during intermission along with greeting many of the local audience who were warmly appreciative of our music.

We wish to publicly thank Gunnar Tønneson, the lead orgainzer of the Full Moon Concert Series (and capable musician in his own right) for organizing this evening for us. Our next concert will be at the Riksscenen in Oslo on Thursday, April 28th. If you are in Norway or you know of others who may be interested in our music, please spread the word to those who might be able to attend. We will also be in Bergen at the Hotell Augustin on Monday, May 2nd and the Osterøy Museum in Gjerstad on Tuesday, May 3rd. All the contact information is listed in the calendar section of this website.

Til neste gang, vi snakkes og på hilsyn fra Norge!  Until next time, take care and warmest greetings from Norway.

Musically yours, Trent