Hardanger is a traditional district in the western part of Norway, dominated by the Hardangerfjord. It consists of the municipalities of Odda, Ullensvang, Eidfjord, Ulvik, Granvin, Kvam and Jondal, and is located inside the fylke of Hordaland.
In 2006, an Ulvik farmer and producer of sparkling cider, Nils Lekve of Hardanger Saft og Siderfabrikk, successfully navigated the narrow and complex directives of Norwegian alcohol laws, and completed a distribution agreement with monopoly alcoholic beverage outlet Vinmonopolet, making Hardanger Sider Sprudlande available for national sale by July 2006. Lekve's efforts earned him a top 3 finalist nomination for the Bygdeutviklingsprisen, (Local community development award) awarded by Innovasjon Norge.
Hardanger Fiddler Takes Center Stage; Former St. Olaf Professor Andrea Een Will Play the Traditional Norwegian Instrument during Northfield's Bridge Chamber Music Festival
Aug 12, 2012; Byline: LIZ ROLFSMEIER Special to the Star Tribune When Andrea Een first heard recordings of the Hardanger fiddle in...