August 22, 2017

PIAS Classics USA

Beach boys indeed! Great review though 😎

Surf's up for Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene "The vocal harmonies ... approach Beach Boys heights. Joyous." #AlehouseSessions @bjeik #Barokksolistene @artsdesk Out now ... See more

August 21, 2017

Hør de forbudte toner - fra dengang musikere måtte skjule violinen under jakken

Album of the week on danish radio!

I årevis måtte musikere snige sig rundt i gaderne med deres instrumenter gemt godt af vejen under frakken.

August 17, 2017

Bjarte EIKE & Barokksolistene – The Alehouse Session – Rubicon

A fantastically thorough and well written review from Audiophile magazine in the US.
"In short, this is a brilliant outing by a super-talented group...a recording not to be missed."
Rubicon Classics

Bjarte EIKE & Barokksolistene – The Alehouse Session – Rubicon 1017, 54:03 (6/23/17) ****: A playful tribute to the engaging world of 17th-century English tavern music infused with …

July 27, 2017

RONDO - Das Klassik & Jazz Magazin

Top marks from Rondo music magazine for the alehouse album! They've really caught up on us doing our own "Frisch" arrangements (thank you)
" so spritzig und gehaltvoll wie ein frischgezapftes ... See more

Rondo - Das Klassik- und Jazzmagazin. Mit wöchentlich aktualisierter Neuerscheinungsübersicht und Fernsehprogramm (Klassik und Jazz).

July 26, 2017

Photos from Barokksolistene's post

We had a quick summer stop in the Italian alps, playing the fantastic Siwan!. Back to summer-resting before we hit it off again in august/sept/oct/nov.. Jon Balke Siwan photos: Gaetano Lo Presti

July 3, 2017

Photos from Barokksolistene's post

The Alehouse boys finished the second part of the summer tour last night in front of 600 ecstatic people!
We did Harstad, st.Michaelstein and Rheingau. All concerts completely sold out and rave ... See more

June 23, 2017

Timeline Photos

For all Norwegians / Scandinavians: visited our Bush Hall concert in London earlier this month.

June 22, 2017

Barokksolistene - dancing, chanting, craft beer and unimpeachable virtuosity

Read the big feature about The Alehouse Sessions in The Guardian!

Norwegian violinist Bjarte Eike mixes period-performance with alehouse singalongs to exhilarating effect. Who cares what label you give this music?

June 19, 2017

Rubicon Classics

BBC loves our album too..

'It could be the most musical fun you'll have all week' Andrew MacGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review - The Alehouse Sessions - Andrew is right! It is terrific fun and great music making. Music that ... See more

June 16, 2017

Presto Editor's Choices - June 2017 - Presto Classical

Reviews for the album starting to come in. Editors chioce in presto classical uk ☺️
Rubicon Classics

Presto Classical offers classical music cds, opera CDs, SACDs & DVDs for purchase online with worldwide shipping.

June 12, 2017

A joyous evening of music and mischief at the Salisbury Festival, plus all of June 2017's best classical concerts

The Telegraph gave us a five star review after our performance in Salisbury on saturday. Come join us tonight for for some Ale and good music at Bush Hall in London.

We review the best classical concerts of the month

June 11, 2017

Photos from Barokksolistene's post

The Alehouse Boys were heavily featured in the BBC this weekend: Friday at InTune, BBC3 (listen at 1:25:00) and Sunday at Cerys Matthews Show, BBC6 (listen at

And there's still a few tickets left to our show at Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush, London tomorrow (Monday) at 7.30.

Johannes Lundberg Thomas Guthrie Steven Player Bjarte Eike Bjarte Eike Per T Buhre Fredrik Bock Cerys Matthews Rubicon Classics ... See more

June 11, 2017

Cerys on 6, Cerys Matthews - BBC Radio 6 Music

Looking forward to join Cerys Matthews very soon.

Cerys is joined in the studio by Bjart Eike and Barokksolistene for an Alehouse Session.

June 10, 2017

Timeline Photos

Album was released yesterday, and we are already hitting the charts. Alehouse boys no 8, Bruce Springsteen no 10 😎

June 9, 2017

Introducing The Alehouse Boys!

Introducing The Alehouse Boys!
music: The Shaalds o´Foula - trad. Shetland Tune

June 9, 2017

Introducing The Alehouse Sessions

Album out today, so we made a Brand new video!

Get a short glimpse into the Alehouse boys´ world of joy! Album out NOW! The album is available from ( and Presto Classic...

June 9, 2017

Classic FM

Classic FM has caught up on the alehouse sessions! Watch out for our brand new video that will be published within hours

For anyone who stayed up all night and coffee isn’t quite hitting the spot…

And you can catch this irrepressible lot (Barokksolistene and Bjarte Eike) at The Alehouse Sessions | Bush Hall, ... See more

June 9, 2017

Rubicon Classics

The Alehouse Sessions album is out on Rubicon Classics!

Please follow us on BBC InTune live tonight around 18.00 (GMT)

THE ALEHOUSE SESSIONS is OUT NOW! Congratulations Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene 🎉.

The album is available from ( and Presto Classical

For more information, head to the Rubicon Classics website ( ... See more

June 5, 2017

Rubicon Classics

Londoners - free tickest up for grabs! 12th June Bush hall. Be there or be square


The Alehouse Sessions | Bush Hall, London

Rubicon Classics are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see The Alehouse Sessions with Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene at Bush

1. You must like the Rubicon Classics Facebook page

2. You must comment below (on our original post). If you comment multiple times, you will only be counted once!

The competition closes on Thursday 8th at 1.00PM GMT and the winners will be announced at 2:00PM GMT.

In the meantime, check out this preview of what will come on Monday 12th from The Alehouse Session Boys

GOOD LUCK and share this post! ... See more

May 31, 2017

Breaking out of the genre box |

Today: the first performace of four of Messiah in Bergen. In 10 days we'll start our tour, presenting our new album of An Alehouse Session, released on Rubicon Classics.

10 June - Salisbury ... See more

Although I am a violinist specializing in Baroque music I have always considered myself as something of a free spirit and so, when I found myself increasingly engaged to follow the notes written on ... See more

May 30, 2017

NRK Radio - Hør Spillerom hovedsending

Barokksolistene er på Festspillene i Bergen og i morgen 31. mai er det klart for første av 4 fremføringer av Händels Messias på Den nasjonale scene. Hvorfor den gjøres på en teaterscene kan du ... See more

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May 25, 2017

Improvisations on Wallom Green

The alehouse sessions - new video! Album out on Rubicon Classics 9th June 2017

May 25, 2017

The alehouse sessions. New video!

New video out! Album coming very soon...

We´re releasing our studio album on the 9th of June 2017! So here´s a little teaser from The Village recording studio in Copenhagen where we invited an audie...

May 4, 2017

FolkBALTICA Konzert - Melancholie und Alehouse

Barokksolistene, Bjarte Eike and Berit Norbakken Solset will perform The Image of Melancholy and Barokksolistenes own Alehouse boys will do An Alehouse session at the great festival FolkBALTICA on ... See more

MELANCHOLIE UND ALEHOUSE - allein der Titel weckt Sehnsucht nach den Klängen der Insel und dem einen oder anderem Ale.
Die mitreißende Musik der Gruppe @[162290566581:274:Barokksolistene] lässt

Barokksolistene ist ein Ensemble für alte Musik, die sie selbst als „Alte Popmusik“ beschreiben.

Im ersten Teil des Konzerts werden Barokksolistene ihr berührendes Melancholie-Konzert in der Kirche von @[109364235748924:274:Løgumkloster] spielen. Im zweiten Teil geht es mit dem festlich-humoristischen Alehouse-Programm weiter. Der Pub (oder Alehouse) war seit dem Mittelalter das zweite Wohnzimmer der Briten, wo sich Smalltalk mit Gesang, Musik und dem Lärm der Biergläser zu einem lebendigen Klang vermischte. Diese Atmosphäre lassen die Barokksolistene im Dormitorium der Kirche wieder aufleben.

Kostprobe: ... See more

January 27, 2017

Photos from Barokksolistene's post

Sold out in Vienna tonight! What a treat to be here!

January 22, 2017

Bergen Nasjonale Opera

So 2017 begins for Barokksolistene. Concert in Bergen tonight with the magnificent Marianne Beate Kielland! Tomorrow another adventure starts with Jon Balke in Copenhagen, and then off to Vienna next ... See more

Sniklytt på prøvene i Håkonshallen! Marianne Beate Kielland & Barokksolistene gjør seg akkurat nå klare til konserten i kveld - her hører du et utsnitt fra Händels dramatiske arie Where shall

Konserten begynner kl. 18
Pris: kr 150 - 300
Billettsalg: & dørsalg
Introduksjon kl. 17:15

Den norske mezzosopranen Marianne Beate Kielland har vunnet nasjonalt og internasjonalt ry for sin varme og stødige stemmeklang. Etterspurt over hele Europa og med utallige CD-innspillinger bak seg, nominert til Grammy Award 2012 sammen med Joyce DiDonato og Natalie Dessay, og med avtaleboken full for de neste sesonger, er det litt av et kupp at vi kan presentere henne med en egen konsert i Håkonshallen.

Bjarte Eike, musikalsk leder for Barokksolistene, har satt sammen programmet for kvelden, skreddersydd for atmosfæren i Håkonshallen. I tillegg til seg selv har han med seg et ensemble på fem musikere for anledningen.


Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Fra teaterstykket The Old Bachelor: Overtyre og Hornpipe
Fra oden Welcome to all pleasures: Here the deities approve

Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710-1791)
Il pianto di Maria - kantate
Resitativ: Giunta l'ora fatal
Cavatina: Se d'un Dio fui fatta Madre
Resitativ: Ah me infelice!
Cavatina reprise: Se d'un Dio fui fatta Madre
Resitativ: Ahimè ch'Egli già esclama ad alta voce
Arie: Sventurati miei sospiri
Resitativ: Sì disse la gran Madre
Arie: Pari all'amor immenso
Resitativ: Or se per grande orror tremo la terra

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Haec est Regina Virginum - antifon
Fra musikkdramaet Hercules: Sinfonia og arien Where shall I fly?

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Fra semi-operaen King Arthur: Chaconne
Evening Hymn: Now that the sun hath veiled his light
Fantasy in C minor
Fra operaen Dido and Aeneas: When I am laid in earth


Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzosopran

Bjarte Eike, fiolin og musikalsk leder
Stefan Lindvall, fiolin
Torbjörn Köhl, bratsj
Judith-Maria Blomsterberg, cello
Thor-Harald Johnsen, theorbe/gitar
Hans Knut Sveen, cembalo/orgel

Varighet: 1 time uten pause ... See more

November 25, 2016

Timeline Photos

Fantastic start to the Scandinavian tour in Oslo last night! Full house and cheers/laughter from both stage and audience. Esbjerg tonight and Aalborg tomorrow (both concerts sold out - but we might ... See more

November 24, 2016

NRK Radio - Hør Spillerom hovedsending

Just played live on Norwegian radio.. have a listen! And come to the concert in Oslo tonight - 20.30 at Riksscenen. As The Times in London wrote about the alehouse: Irresistible!

Hør denne serien på NRK Radio