Geitungen – Vaniljesaus

Publisher/Label: own release (Norway)
Release date: 2001

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This is the first CD project of both Geitungen and Vidar Skrede. The album presents tunes composed by the band members tunes of their teenage years, mostly inspired by traditional Norwegian music.


  1. Haugstregn / Bodhrán (slow tune & jig by Vidar Skrede)
  2. Telefonril (slow reel by Vidar Skrede)
  3. Søte Jorunn (reinlendar by Vidar Skrede)
  4. Ingrids vals / Synnøve og Jorunn spring ilag (waltz & springar by Vidar Skrede)
  5. Seksmannsril (reel by Olav Christer Rossebø)
  6. Smular på bordet (reinlendar by Olav Christer Rossebø)
  7. Surpompen (waltz by Vidar Skrede)
  8. Italiensk røra (mazurka by Håvard Ims)
  9. Ræsarpolka 1 & 2 (polkas by Håvard Ims)
  10. Fjernsynslavelåt (by Vidar Skrede)
  11. Svingar (by Vidar Skrede)
  12. Yglaren / Sommarminne (springar & mazurka by Vidar Skrede)
  13. Vaniljesaus (by Vidar Skrede & Olav Christer Rossebø)
  14. Danselengt (reinlendar by Vidar Skrede)
  15. Voggelåt for Villvin (by Olav Christer Rossebø)
  16. Slapsaføre (by Olav Christer Rossebø)


Håvard Ims: accordion (track 1, 7), melodeon (track 3-6, 8-9, 11-12, 15)
Olav Christer Rossebø: fiddle (track 1, 5-7), guitar (track 2, 10-11), mandolin (track 3-4, 13, 15-16), mandola (track 12), mandocello (track 16), stomp (track 9)
Vidar Skrede: guitar (track 1, 9-10, 13, 15-16), low whistle (track 2), hardanger fiddle (track 3-4, 11-12, 14), fiddle (track 5-7), bouzouki (track 16)

Guest: Vegar Vårdal: guest fiddle on track 1, and stomp on track 4.

Sound engineer: Jan Sverre Samuelsen
Producer: Vegar Vårdal
Cover design: Mette Kahrs
Recorded, mixed and mastered in: Hemmingstad Bydelshus, Haugesund, Norway 2000/2001.


A warm mood in the melodies and a bubbly, but restrained playing style. At the same time, it’s full of sizzling life force in the expression. All the tunes are original pieces, most of them within traditional frames, although sometimes at the outer edge, as well as a few trips over the edge. This is creative and unpretentious love of tradition, interspersed with a sense of humor.

– Arne Fredriksen