"I saw it on the telly" - The history and revival of the Meråker clarinet

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Aksdal, B. (2017). "I saw it on the telly" - The history and revival of the Meråker clarinet. Musikk Og Tradisjon, 30. Hentet fra https://ojs.novus.no/index.php/MOT/article/view/1358


One of the most popular TV-programmes in Norway over the last 40 years has been the weekly magazine "Norge Rundt" (Around Norway). Each half-hour programme contains reports from different parts of Norway, made locally by the regional offices of NRK, the Norwegian state broadcasting company. In 1981, a report was presented from the parish of Meråker in the county of Nord-Trøndelag, where a 69-year old local fiddler by the name of Harald Gilland (1912-1992), played a whistle or flute-like instrument, which he had made himself. He called the instrument a "fløit" (flute, whistle), but it sounded more like a kind of home-made clarinet. When the instrument was pictured in close-up, it was possible to see that a single reed was fastened to the blown end (mouth-piece). This made me curious, because there was no information about any other corresponding instrument in living tradition in Norway. Shortly afterwards, I contacted Harald Gilland, and we arranged that I should come to Meråker a few days later and pay him a visit.
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