Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival


Åtgaum – the name meaning attention - is a five piece band from the north-western coast of Norway, playing a mixture of traditional folk and dance music mostly from their own area, arranged by the band and played in their own distinctive lively style, which the audience seems to appreciate.

The band has been performing at competitions and festivals in their own region and beyond in Norway, topping the list as gold medallists in the 2015 Norwegian accordion championship. They have also been performing at festivals in Sweden and Denmark.

Åtgaum is a new band to the Shetland audience, but the members have all been around the trad music scene in Norway for many years in various bands and as solo performers.

Vegard Hansen (accordion) and Reidar Dahle (guitar) are no strangers to the festival (Stri Törn and Knerten & Co) and they are joined by Elin Dyrkorn (fiddle), Kristina Farstad Bjørdal (2nd accordion) and Bernt Hansen (double bass), who all visit Shetland for the first time.

Hopefully, Åtgaum will get some positive attention when they visit Shetland in October.

Åtgaum is Playing at the Following Concerts