Release Date: 6. april 2015
Label: Folkhall Records
Catalog: FHR001


Order the physical album from


SVER – Norwegian folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark!
Since the group’s inception in 2008, SVER have gone from strength to strength, playing extensively throughout Europe and gaining a reputation as one of the most acclaimed live acts in the Nordic folk scene.

Norwegian/Swedish SVER play epic Nordic folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark taking you on a fantastic musical journey that will not disappoint.
Ranging from the very dreamy to a swinging, pounding and sweaty madness – you are invited to the party, greeted by a welcoming primal force that pulls you into the dance.

August 2015 sees the eagerly anticipated release of “Fryd», the long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed album “Fruen» released in 2010.
The new release sees SVER in superb form playing an eclectic mix of music including breathtaking Hallings, thrilling Reinlanders and false Waltzes.

Fantastic album reviews for “FRYD”
FRYD was released in Scandinavia in April this year, and the positive reviews have been overwhelming!

“A triumph for SVER” – Bjørn Hammershaug, Folkemusikk.

“Irresistible groove/…/ One of the best folk music groups on our latitudes right now/…/ With this album, the band takes a huge climb in their development”. Lars Lind, Lira.
“Tight, precise and swinging, they rage forward….” Nils Thorlund, Rootszone.

SVER was formed in 2002 by the two Norwegians in the band, Olav L Mjelva and Leif Ingvar Ranøien. They released their first album in 2007 together with Vidar Berge on guitar.
In 2008 the swedes Jens Linell and Anders Hall joined the band. They started touring extensively around Europe and SVER´s second album “Fruen” was released in 2010.

The past four years SVER has cooperated successfully with the Swedish dancehall-vocalist Snakka San and had several hits on Scandinavian radio charts.

The band´s members are all well-known in the Nordic folk music scene with solo careers and other projects. The fiddler Olav Luksengård Mjelva has won the “Spellemannprisen”, Norway’s Grammy awards, and he also got the prize for “Folk Musician of the Year” in 2013.
Olav and Anders Hall also play in The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, a trio with Kevin Henderson from Shetland, and they have been touring extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US the past years.

The Scandinavian sound plus a shot of adrenalin
SVER has often been described as “sounding electric without electricity”.
They have played several times in the UK and last year at Orkney Folk Festival:

“Among the other visiting acts, Norwegian/Swedish instrumental five-piece Sver caused perhaps the biggest buzz, matching exquisite virtuosity with exuberant playfulness and terrific rhythmic drive…”  – Sue Wilson, The Scotsman

SVER is a group on the ascendency!

Olav Luksengård Mjelva     violin & hardanger fiddle
Anders Hall            violin & viola
Leif Ingvar Ranøien        two-row accordion
Adam Johansson          guitar
Jens Linell              drums, tambourine and and old suitcase | |

Copyright: Olav L. Mjelva