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Genre
norwegian folk
Parent Genre: World/Traditional

Norwegian folk music is a genre that has been passed down through generations and is deeply rooted in the country's history and culture. It is characterized by the use of traditional instruments such as the Hardanger fiddle and the accordion, and often features lyrics that tell stories of rural life, nature, and mythology. The music can range from lively and upbeat dance tunes to melancholic ballads. Some contemporary artists have incorporated elements of rock and pop into their folk music, creating a unique fusion of traditional and modern sounds.


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List of norwegian folk artists

Here is a list of norwegian folk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the norwegian folk genre. You can find out what norwegian folk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

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