Did you think folk music was passé and something only played out on the countryside? Think again! Folkelarm showcases the most innovative and entertaining artists within the genre, be it folk tunes accompanied by electric guitars, or a controversial takes on an iconic dance. However the new tunes go hand in hand with the traditional ones, complementing each other in a fascinating way. “We are experiencing an increasingly wide audience, and many are surprised how much they really like the music of the genre,” festival manager Sigurd Reinton says.