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2016 NEWS

Danish prog rock band ACHE's hit
"Shadow of a Gipsy"
to be heard in the movie
"The Day Will Come" ("Der kommer en dag")
Der kommer en dag, plakat

April 25, 2016:

The movie "Der kommer en dag" - starring internationally famed Sofie Gråbøl and Lars Mikkelsen a.o. - was officially premiered in all of Denmark on Thursday April 21, 2016.

Already by the end of the following weekend more than 48.000 cinema guests had seen it, in sincere sympathy.
In the movie, ACHE's "Shadow of a Gipsy" is performed in a new arrangement by the movie's composer, Sune Martin.
The song fits very well in the movie's time frame, and not least Torsten Olafsson's lyrics relate to the film plot in the best possible manner.

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Prog rock bandet ACHE's hit "Shadow of a Gipsy"
kan opleves i den meget omtalte,
stærkt bevægende danske film
"Der kommer en dag" ("The Day Will Come")
Der kommer en dag, plakat

25. april 2016:

Filmen "Der kommer en dag" - med bl.a. Sofie Gråbøl og Lars Mikkelsen i hovedrollerne - havde officiel Danmarks-premiere torsdag d. 21. april 2016.

Allerede nu har mere end 48.000 biografgængere set den.
I filmen bliver ACHE's "Shadow of a Gipsy" fremført i et nyt arrangement af filmens komponist Sune Martin.
Sangen passer meget fint ind i filmens tidsbillede, og ikke mindst Torsten Olafssons tekst relaterer på bedste vis til handlingen.

Klik her og læs mere om filmen.

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THE SHEET MUSIC / TAB BOOK "FINN OLAFSSON:
Video of the Month 2014" IS HERE!

The Printed Music Book
Video of the Month 2014

CLICK here to READ & ORDER

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SHEET MUSIC / TABS for Download Online
Hamlet's Castle sheet music / TABS
FINN OLAFSSON SHEET MUSIC / TABS
ONLINE for DOWNLOAD
Many of Finn Olafsson's guitar compositions can now be purchased for online download as sheet music / TABS.

Olafssongs' webshop is offering download of PDF files with sheet music / TABS at only DKK 35.00 (approx. US $ 5.00) per single file.
Presented including left- and right hand fingerings, the PDF files can be studied on your screen and you can print them on paper.

Click here to read more - links to all sheet music / TABS online.
FINN OLAFSSON NODER / TABS
ONLINE til DOWNLOAD
Nu kan du købe mange af Finn Olafssons guitarnumre online på noder med tabulatur på internettet.

Olafssongs webshop tilbyder som noget nyt downloads af PDF-filer med noder og tabulatur (TABS) for kun kr. 35,00 pr. enkelt titel. Noderne, som er med venstre- og højrefingerangivelser, kan læses på skærmen eller printes ud.

Klik her for at læse mere - links til alle sheet music / TABS online.


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NEW VIDEO SINGLE on YOUTUBE
Du ka' ikke høre mig i radio'n
Hør Du ka' ikke høre mig i radio'n på YouTube


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Danish rock guitar riff goes No. 1
on the American Hip Hop Artists' Chart
Finn Olafsson rock guitarist 1976

Photo: Bjarne Eskildsen

FINN OLAFSSON's electric guitar riff from the ACHE single "Expectation"
sampled by American rap artist Travi$ Scott

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Danish rock band ACHE 1976

Photo: Mikkel Scharff

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ROOTSZONE.dk anmelder MUSIC FROM NORTH SEALAND LIVE i ÅRHUS
Finn Olafsson live, KulturGyngen, Aarhus

Photo: Per Dyrholm, RootsZone

FINN OLAFSSON live, KulturGyngen - onsdag 11.11.15

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FINN OLAFSSON & TORSTEN OLAFSSON:
50 ÅRS LIVE JUBILÆUMsKONCERT
Copenhagen Guitar & Bass Show 2015

Lørdag 3. oktober 2015 kl. 17
Østerbrohuset, 2100 København Ø

Finn Olafsson & Torsten Olafsson 50 ås live jubilæum

Læs mere her: www.gaffa.dk

Copenhagen Guitar & Bass Show 2015

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FINN OLAFSSON on Danish Channel DK4
The Guitarist Finn Olafsson - Portrait Interview

September 17 & 18, respectively:
'Live in the Studio' & 'Portrait Interview'
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


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CAPAC reviews FINN OLAFSSON: "VIDEO of the MONTH 2014" (in Danish)
CAPAC weblog logo

"Capac anbefaler:
Finn Olafsson - Video of the Month 2014"
www.capac.dk/wordpress


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FINN OLAFSSON on Danish Channel DK4
The Guitarist Finn Olafsson - Portrait Interview

'Live in the Studio' & 'Portrait Interview'
2 TV-programmer med Finn Olafsson på DK4
2 TV broadcasts with Finn Olafsson on Channel DK4
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PER WIUM reviews FINN OLAFSSON:
"VIDEO of the MONTH 2014" (in Danish)
Per Wium - Musikformidler & Beatles-ekspert

"Finn Olafsson - nye udgivelser.
Talentfuld guitarist spiller på mange strenge."
perwium58.blogspot.dk


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FINN OLAFSSON
at MUSIKMESSE 2015, Frankfurt
Finn Olafssomn at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2015

Finn Olafsson presents his new double DVD/CD set "Finn Olafsson: Video of the Month 2014"
at Musikmesse 2015, Frankfurt, in Germany this week.

Meet Finn Olafsson on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th between 2 and 4 p.m. at the stand of Acoustic Music Records, Halle 3.1, Stand F 78.

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FINN OLAFSSON on TOUR
in HUNGARY in mid-MAY 2015
Finn Olafssomn on tour in Hungary in May 2015

ACOUSTIC GUITAR FESTIVAL in Hungary
From Monday May 12 through Sunday May 17, 2015, Finn Olafsson will be giving solo concerts every evening.
The concerts will take place in the following cities:
Debrecen, Törökszentmiklós, Nagykanizsa, Vác, Györ & Érsekvadkert.

The other guitarists performing at the festival are:
Damir Halilic Hal (Kroatia), Chillio: Hórvölgyi Péter és Antoni Arnold, Fábián Annamária & Szabó Sándor.

CLICK HERE to LINK to the tour's FaceBook page



Buy CDs featuring Finn Olafsson online at:
www.shop.olafssongs.dk


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The Guitarist Finn Olafsson
- Portrait Interview
January 2015

The Guitarist Finn Olafsson - Interview portrait

This 26 minutes interview portrait was made in late 2014 in the extension of Finn Olafsson's "Video of the Month 2014" project: 12 live-in-the-studio acoustic guitar videos.

Finn Olafsson tells about composing music, his inspiration, his life with music, the guitars he plays, how he kept spirits up after the death of his daughter Maria in August 2013 - and much more - mixed with clips of his music from the videos.

Subtitles in English.


The Guitarist Finn Olafsson - Interview portrait

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ROOTSZONE.DK om
Video of the Month 2014

1. januar 2015
Finn Olafsson

Et tilbageblik -
RootsZone.dk's Claus Hellgren Larsen anmelder Finn Olafssons "Video of the Month 2014" projekt.
Klik her og læs hele artiklen.


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

December 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Wafu Dedication Part 2", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
Kehlet Grand Folk Finn Olafsson Signature


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

November 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Healing Heart", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
C.F. Martin 00-42K Robbie Robertson


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Finn Olafsson in concert on Danish Television Channel Dk4
Koncert med Finn Olafsson på DK4
Søndag d. 19. oktober 2014 kl. 18:40 kan guitaristen og komponisten Finn Olafsson opleves på DK4 i en 80 minutters koncert i den historiske og smukke slotskirke på Frederiksborg Slot i Hillerød i Nordsjælland.
Koncerten fandt sted den 29. september 2013.

Musikken stammer hovedsageligt fra Finn Olafssons seneste CD-album ’Music From North Sealand’, som er skrevet under inspiration af Nordsjælland. Ved koncerten fortæller guitaristen om baggrunden for de enkelte musikstykker.

Finn Olafsson with Torsten Olafsson and Michael Vogelius Larsen in Frederiksborg Castle Castle Chapel on September 29, 2013

Udover Finn Olafsson på akustisk guitar medvirker Michael Vogelius Larsen på keyboards og percussion, og Torsten Olafsson på bas, shakuhachi, tablas og percussion.

Koncerten er filmet og produceret af den velrenommerede polske fotograf Ireneusz Cyranek.

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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

October 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Hamlet's Castle", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
David W. Musselwhite OM-45 Deluxe


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Finn Olafsson Update October 7th, 2014

Autumn 2014
Finn Olafsson at Copenhagen Guitarshow 2014, Denmark

At Copenhagen Guitar Show 2014, Denmark
Concerts with Tom Frederiksen & Torsten Olafsson, Denmark
In concert on Danish Television
At Womex, Spain
Solo concert at Dresdner Gitarrenfest 2014, Germany
Lecture at The Holy Grail Show 2014, Berlin, Germany

Click here and read more on the webpage
"Concerts, Clinics & TV"


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

September 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Tango in Heaven", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
C.F. Martin OM-45 (000-14 fret) Custom 1833 Restricted


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

August 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "The Compromise", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
1979 C.F. Martin D-45


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Finn Olafsson Video Workshop
in Akustik Gitarre magazine:

"Dark Patterns"
Finn Olafsson recording

Akustik Gitarre 5-2014

German acoustic guitar magazine "Akustik Gitarre" (5-2014) carries a guest-workshop of "Dark Patterns" - the guitar tune that Finn Olafsson plays in January's "Video of the Month 2014". The workshop is an introduction to how to play the guitar tune yourself - as well as an introduction to one of Finn Olafsson's favorite guitar tunings: EADF#BE - the Renaissance tuning.

The workshop is written by Finn Olafsson and was translated into German by editor Andreas Schulz. In the magazine you will find the sheet music and the tabs for the intro and A-part. They correspond to the recording on the "Begleit-CD", which, as well as the magazine, can be ordered from the magazine's website. Both also correspond to the video on YouTube.

Akustik Gitarre's website


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

July 2014
Finn Olafsson and Torsten Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "At the Country Fair", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
Kehlet Grand Folk Finn Olafsson Signature


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Link to Finn Olafsson on iPluggers.com

Frederiksborg Castle
Castle Chapel

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INTERNET ONLINE CONCERT
on Thursday June 19th at 21.00 (9 p.m.):
FINN OLAFSSON, acoustic guitar, with Michael Vogelius Larsen, keyboards & percussion, and Torsten Olafsson, acoustic bass, shakuhachi, tablas & percussion.

Finn Olafsson in Frederiksborg Castle Castle Chapel

In the unique atmosphere of the historic and beautiful Castle Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle in North Sealand in Denmark, Finn Olafsson will bring castles, forests, lakes and beaches of his homeland directly into your living room with “MUSIC FROM NORTH SEALAND”.

Finn Olafsson will be blogging with the viewers about related matters during the concert.

Tickets at only 5.00 EUR (Or buy tickets for 3 or 10 online concerts with discount) on:

Direct link to ACOUSTIC MUSIC, Germany
www.acoustic-music.de


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

June 2014

Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Gina", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
C.F. Martin D-45 Deluxe CFMB CFM Sr 200th Anniversary (Brazilian)


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INTERVIEW with FINN OLAFSSON
in BLACKMOON MAGAZINE
The latest issue of Norwegian BLACKMOON MAGAZINE brings a detailed interview with Finn Olafsson about the Video of the Month 2014 project.
The interview is in Norwegian.

Blackmoon Magazine May 2014

Direct link to BLACKMOON MAGAZINE, Norway
www.blackmoon.no


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Link to Finn Olafsson on iPluggers.com

Frederiksborg Castle
Castle Chapel

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'Der ACOUSTIC MUSIC
Clip der Woche'
On German Acoustic Music Records' website acoustic-music.de Finn Olafsson's 'Hamlet's Castle' was chosen as 'Der ACOUSTIC MUSIC Clip der Woche', the video clip of the week, beginning on Friday May 16, 2014.

The video clip of 'Hamlet's Castle' was taken from the 92 minutes concert DVD 'Music From North Sealand' which can be ordered in the Acoustic Music webshop.

Finn Olafsson in Frederiksborg Castle Castle Chapel on September 29, 2013

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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

May 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "A Scent of Lavender", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
Kehlet Folk Vintage


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

April 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Playful Springtime", the music, the tuning - and about the guitar:
C.F. Martin OM-45 GE 1933 Golden Era


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

March 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Our House", the music, the tuning, how to play the tune - and about the guitar:
Kehlet Grand Folk Finn Olafsson Signature


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

February 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "For Maria", the music, the tuning, and about the guitar:
C.F. Martin Custom Hide Glue 000-45 12 fret Madagascar/Italian Alpine


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Finn Olafsson Video of the Month 2014

January 2014
Finn Olafsson recording

Click here and read about "Dark Patterns", the music, how to play it, and about the guitar:
The C.F. Martin Custom 00-12 fret Koa (00-25)


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Link to Finn Olafsson on iPluggers.com

Frederiksborg Castle
Castle Chapel

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"Der ACOUSTIC MUSIC
Clip der Woche"
On German Acoustic Music Records' website acoustic-music.de Finn Olafsson's 'Steaming through Gribskov Forest' was chosen as 'Der ACOUSTIC MUSIC Clip der Woche', the video clip of the week,
beginning on Friday January 3, 2014.

The video clip of 'Steaming through Gribskov Forest' was taken from the 92 minutes concert DVD 'Music From North Sealand' which can be ordered in the Acoustic Music webshop.

Finn Olafsson in Frederiksborg Castle Castle Chapel on September 29, 2013

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New Finn Olafsson concert DVD

MUSIC FROM NORTH SEALAND
92 minutes concert with Finn Olafsson at the historic and beautiful Castle Chapel at Frederiksborg Castle in the heart of North Sealand, Denmark.
The concert was recorded on September 29, 2013, by highly acclaimed Polish cinematographer, Ireneusz Cyranek.

With Michael Vogelius Larsen on keyboards & percussion and Torsten Olafsson on bass, shakuhachi, tablas & percussion.

Selectable subtitles in English, German and French of Finn Olafsson's introductions and small stories about his music and his favorite places in North Sealand.

Release in Germany on December 13, 2013 by Acoustic Music Records. Customers in Germany - Please order at
www.acoustic-music.de

Official release in Denmark in January 2014 - but it is already available now in the Olafssongs webshop

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Music From North Sealand DVD

FINN OLAFSSON
"Music From North Sealand.
Live in Concert at Frederiksborg Castle Chapel with Michael Vogelius Larsen & Torsten Olafsson"
Olafssongs ODVD 002 - 2013

Click in the DVD cover to read
about the DVD



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Ny Finn Olafsson koncert DVD

MUSIC FROM NORTH SEALAND
92 minutters koncert med Finn Olafsson den historiske og smukke Slotskirke på Frederiksborg Slot i Nordsjælland, Danmark.
Koncerten er optaget den 29. september 2013, af den velrenommerede polske fotograf Ireneusz Cyranek.

Med Michael Vogelius Larsen på keyboards & percussion og Torsten Olafsson på bass, shakuhachi, tablas & percussion.

Valgbare undertekster på engelsk, tysk og fransk af Finn Olafssons introduktioner og små historier om hans musik og favoritsteder i Nordsjælland.

Officiel release i Danmark i januar 2014, men kan allerede nu bestilles i Olafssongs webshop

Release i Tyskland den 13. december 2013 på Acoustic Music Records.
Kunder i Tyskland kan bestille på www.acoustic-music.de

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Finn Olafsson with Torsten Olafsson (left) and Michael Vogelius Larsen (right) in Frederiksborg Castle Castle Chapel on September 29, 2013   Frederiksborg Castle Castle Chapel

Photos: Ireneusz Cyranek




Link to Finn Olafsson on iPluggers.com

Frederiksborg Castle
Castle Chapel

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Koncert med Finn Olafsson på DK4
På søndag den 8. december kl. 19.35 kan guitaristen og komponisten Finn Olafsson opleves på DK4 i en 90 minutters koncert i den historiske og smukke slotskirke på Frederiksborg Slot i Hillerød i Nordsjælland. Koncerten fandt sted den 29. september i år.

Musikken stammer hovedsageligt fra Finn Olafssons seneste CD-album ’Music From North Sealand’, som er skrevet under inspiration af Nordsjælland. Ved koncerten fortæller guitaristen om baggrunden for de enkelte musikstykker.

Finn Olafsson with Torsten Olafsson and Michael Vogelius Larsen in Frederiksborg Castle Castle Chapel on September 29, 2013

Udover Finn Olafsson på akustisk guitar medvirker Michael Vogelius Larsen på keyboards og percussion, og Torsten Olafsson på bas, shakuhachi, tablas og percussion.

Koncerten er filmet og produceret af den velrenommerede polske fotograf Ireneusz Cyranek.

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Link to Finn Olafsson on iPluggers.com
Link to Finn Olafsson on iPluggers.com

Finn Olafsson
on iPluggers.com

Click in the logos to open Finn Olafsson's profile on iPluggers.com

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Finn Olafsson 'Hamlet's Castle'
Worldwide digital
radio single release!
Hamlet's Castle   Hamlet's Castle

November 26, 2013
Finn Olafsson's radio single 'Hamlet's Castle' was digitally released today on iPluggers.com (www.ipluggers.com).

World/Folk/Instrumental & Easy Listening radio stations all over the world have been given the opportunity to download the radio single for broadcasting.


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Copenhagen Guitar Show 2013

October 2013
Video filmed by VintageandRare:
Finn Olafsson presents his
Kehlet Grand Folk Finn Olafsson
Signature Guitar
Finn Olafsson and his Kehlet Grand Folk Finn Olafsson Signature guitar

Link to the video on YouTube.com:

Finn Olafsson tells about his Kehlet Signature guitar


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BLACKMOON rock&prog magazine, Norway

BLACKMOON
Rock&Prog magazine
Norway

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BLACKMOON
Rock&Prog magazine, Norway

Finn Olafsson interviewed
about ACHE's 2012 CD reissues
February & May, 2013
The Norwegian Rock&Prog magazine BLACKMOON presents an exclusive interview in two parts with Finn Olafsson about the progressive rockband ACHE, focusing on the 2012 reissues of ACHE's two first albums "De Homine Urbano" and "Green Man".

Interview i Blackmoon februar 2013   Interview i Blackmoon maj 2013


The February issue includes very positive reviews of both of the CD reissues.
Click here and read the interview, Part 1 & Part 2.
In Norwegian.


Blackmoon februar 2013   Blackmoon maj 2013

Click here to order BLACKMOON:
Olafssongs' Webshop


BLACKMOON rock&prog magazine, Norway

BLACKMOON Danmark - now on FaceBook


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PROFIL, La radio progressive à Québec

PROFIL
La radio progressive
à Québec, Canada

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PROFIL
La radio progressive
à Québec, Canada

Finn Olafsson and Torsten Olafsson
interviewed about ACHE's 2012 CD reissues
January 2013
On the website of PROFIL, La radio progressive à Québec, you will find an exclusive, elaborate interview with Finn Olafsson and his brother Torsten Olafsson about progressive rockband ACHE focusing on the 2012 reissues of ACHE's two first albums "De Homine Urbano" and "Green Man". In English and French.

Finn Olafsson   Torsten Olafsson

Click here to read the interview in English:
Interview with Finn & Torsten Olafsson (ACHE)


Click here to read the interview in French:
Entrevenue avec Finn & Torsten Olafsson (ACHE)



Click in the cover to read more about the single

Hamlet's Castle

Finn Olafsson
"Hamlet's Castle
Olafssongs OPRCD 005 - 2012

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New CD single:
Finn Olafsson
"Hamlet's Castle"


November 2012
From the album "Music From North Sealand" the track "The Castle by Øresund" / "Slottet ved Øresund" has been remixed and edited for radio broadcast.

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ACHE: De Homine Urbano

ACHE
"De Homine Urbano"
Esoteric Recordings
ECLEC 2344 - 2012

ACHE: Green Man

ACHE
"Green Man"
Esoteric Recordings
ECLEC 2345 - 2012

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New CDs:
Finn Olafsson's first two albums
with ACHE
reissued internationally

Danish progressive rock band
ACHE's two first albums
"DE HOMINE URBANO" & "GREEN MAN"
reissued internationally
by Esoteric Recordings, England
PRESS RELEASE
On September 24, 2012, UK based record company Esoteric Recordings reissued the Danish progressive rock band ACHE’s two first albums ”De Homine Urbano” from 1970 and ”Green Man” from 1971.
”Green Man” includes the single hit ”Shadow of a Gipsy” which was released in 1970 as a forerunner for the album.

ACHE was formed in 1968 by Finn Olafsson (guitars, vocals), Peter Mellin, (Hammond organ, piano, vocals), Torsten Olafsson (bass, vocals), and Glenn Fischer (drums, percussion).

This is the 6th rerelease of those two legendary ACHE albums for Philips hailed by Julian Cope in his on-line Danskrocksampler page and now considered Psych / Prog classics par excellence.
The Esoteric Recordings reissues have been newly remastered and feature booklets that fully restore all original album artwork with a new essay and an interview with Finn Olafsson and Torsten Olafsson authored by Record Collector magazine journalist Marco Rossi.

The two CDs have been remastered by Ben Wiseman, The Audio Archiving Company, London.

”De Homine Urbano” and ”Green Man” can be purchased online with Cherry Red Records in England:
Cherry Red Records' Webshop

Read more on Esoteric Recordings’ website (scroll down):
Esoteric Recordings: Latest News (September, 2012)

Read more on The Ache Rock Band Official Website:
www.achesite.dk

Order the CDs online at:
www.shop.olafssongs.dk


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Click in the cover to read more about the album

Finn Olafsson
"Music from
North Sealand"
Olafssongs OCD 057 - 2011

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New CD:
Finn Olafsson
"Music from North Sealand"

Finn Olafsson at Acoustic Music Records
in Germany
"Music From North Sealand" is available in the webshop of Acoustic Music Records in Germany:
Click here to order atwww.acoustic-music.de


Click here to read Finn Olafsson's artist's page at www.acoustic-music.de

Order the CD online at:
www.shop.olafssongs.dk


Download at
Download at iTunes


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Finn Olafsson showing his ambassador diploma

Finn Olafsson

MFG Notes

My Favorite Guitars:
MFG Notes

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Finn Olafsson appointed
Ambassador of Tourism

March 2012

At an event held by the tourist organization VisitNordsjaelland on Feb. 21, 2012, composer and guitarist Finn Olafsson had the honour of being appointed Goodwill Ambassador to Monarchic North Sealand in Denmark.

Finn Olafsson receives his ambassador diploma


The appointment states that "The title as Goodwill Ambassador is a mark of honour which is awarded persons who have got unique qualifications and who are motivated to make a difference for Monarchic North Sealand - the Danish and foreign visitors' preferred haven of life quality and joy of living."

Finn Olafsson's music is inspired by the nature, culture, and history of North Sealand and his latest album "Music From North Sealand" reflects the inspiration that comes from living in this area.

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CD: Music from North Sealand

Finn Olafsson
"Music from
North Sealand"
Olafssongs OCD 057 - 2011

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Finn Olafsson reviewed in
Le Canard Folk, Belgium

February 2012

A review of "Music from North Sealand" in the magazine Le Canard Folk, la Belgique, Fév 2012 (in French)

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MFG Notes

MFG Notes, USA

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Finn Olafsson featured by
My Favorite Guitars, USA

January 2012

MFG Notes is the place you can keep up with all the latest news from My Favorite Guitars!

Featured artist:
Finn Olafsson – Guitarist, Composer, Publisher, Producer


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The Sounding Board Vol. 31 July 2011

The Sounding Board, USA
Volume 31, July 2011

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Finn Olafsson featured in
The Sounding Board,
The Official Magazine of
the Martin Guitar Company, USA


On page 39 in Volume 31, the July 2011 issue:

Around The World: Finn Olafsson (PDF, 9,26 MB)

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DVD: Hyldest til Tony Vejslev & Frank Jæger

Tom Frederiksen,
Finn Olafsson
& Torsten Olafsson
"Hyldest til
Tony Vejslev
& Frank Jæger
- Live på Stars, Vordingborg"
Olafssongs ODVD 001 - 2011

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New DVD:
Tom Frederiksen, Finn Olafsson
     & Torsten Olafsson
"Hyldest til Tony Vejslev
& Frank Jæger - Live på Stars,
Vordingborg"

October 2011

Read more about the DVD here
(in Danish)


Order the DVD online at:
www.shop.olafssongs.dk


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Finn Olafsson Mixed News 2011


April 2011

April 6 - 9, 2011:
Musikmesse Frankfurt
Meet Finn Olafsson at the Kehlet Guitars Stand, Hall 3, 1.
Stand G-54


February 2011

February 13:
Finn Olafsson medvirker i et TV program om Kehlet Guitars, som blev produceret af TV2 Øst og vist den 13. februar 2011, hvor Finn Olafsson fortæller om sine "Kehlet Grand Folk Finn Olafsson Signature" guitarer.

Programmet er på dansk og kan ses her:
Med guitarbygger Ole Kehlet på værkstedet

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Hyldest til Tony Vejslev & Frank Jæger

Tom Frederiksen,
Finn Olafsson
& Torsten Olafsson
"Hyldest til
Tony Vejslev
& Frank Jæger"
Olafssongs OCD 056 - 2010

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Tom Frederiksen, Finn Olafsson
     & Torsten Olafsson
"Hyldest til Tony Vejslev
& Frank Jæger"

Autumn 2010

On October 28, 2010, Olafssongs Music Publishers, Denmark, released a new CD featuring a carefully selected collection of unique Danish songs composed by Tony Vejslev to lyrics written by the composer's close friend, the renowned Danish poet/writer Frank Jæger.

CD title in English:
"Tribute to Tony Vejslev & Frank Jæger".

The CD's 13 songs are interpreted by Danish Music Awards 2008 prize nominee and singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Frederiksen, accompanied by Finn Olafsson on 6- & 12-string acoustic guitars & vocals and Torsten Olafsson on acoustic bass guitar & vocals.

Finn Olafsson has composed additional instrumental music for five of the songs and all tracks have been arranged by Tom Frederiksen, Finn Olafsson & Torsten Olafsson.

The CD has been recorded and produced by Finn Olafsson in Olafssongs' new analogue recording studie in Græsted, north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Buy CDs featuring Finn Olafsson online at:
www.shop.olafssongs.dk


Read more about the CD and the musicians here
(in Danish): www.olafssongs.dk




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Taylor's Universe: Aritificial Joy

Taylor's Universe
"Artificial Joy"
MOBCD 020 - 2009

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Finn Olafsson featured on
Taylor's Universe prog-rock album
"Artificial Joy"

Summer 2010

Finn Olafsson is prominently featured on both electric and acoustic guitars on the Taylor's Universe 2009 album "Artificial Joy" (MOBCD 020).

Read more about the CD here:
www.progressor.net/robin-taylor



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Finn Olafsson with his Kehlet Grand Folk 'Finn Olafsson Signature' guitar

Akustik Gitarre 2/07
- front page, detail

Photo: Manfred Pollert



Akustik Gitarre magazine 2/07, accompanying CD

Akustik Gitarre 2/07
- accompanying CD
including "Our House", Part 1

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Finn Olafsson featured in
Akustik Gitarre magazine, Germany

March 10, 2007

In the March-April issue of the German guitar music magazine AKUSTIK GITARRE, published by ACOUSTIC MUSIC, Finn Olafsson is prominently featured with a comprehensive 3-page illustrated interview by Stefan Woldach about his music and the Kehlet Guitars as well as a fingerpicking guitar method workshop focusing on his solo guitar composition "Our House" (Part 1).

"Our House" was re-recorded by Finn Olafsson - arranged into two separate parts for this special AKUSTIK GITARRE workshop - on his amazing Kehlet Grand Folk "Finn Olafsson Signature" guitar, tuned to CGCGBD.


Akustik Gitarre magazine, front page 2/07

Akustik Gitarre 2/07 - front page


Read a part of the interview entitled "Wundervoller Wikinger" at the website of AKUSTIK GITARRE, under the menu "Story":

www.akustik-gitarre.com

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Anders Roland & Finn Olafsson: BLUES

"BLUES"
Olafssongs OCD 051 - 2006


Anders Roland & Finn Olafsson: DUO

"DUO"
Olafssongs OCD 041 - 2003


Anders Roland & Finn Olafsson: Back to the Present

"Back to the Present"
Olafssongs OCD 040 - 2003

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Anders Roland & Finn Olafsson
nominated for
Danish Music Awards - Folk 2007

March 1, 2007

It is a pleasure to announce that Danish guitar duo Anders Roland & Finn Olafsson have been nominated for Danish Music Awards - Folk 2007 - in the category "Danish Composer of the Year" - for their most recent album "BLUES".

The nomination represents a natural acknowledgement of that wide range of superb CD reviews in which Danish music journalists are describing "BLUES" using superlatives such as:

- Wonderfully relaxing music - (Jyllandsposten)
- The two musicians are not only faithful towards their own personal style - in a positive sense - technically, they are definitely extremely competent, with an outspoken talent for composing specifically for two acoustic guitars - (Gaffa)
- leading here in Danmark in the genre of acoustic steel-string music - (Folk & Musik)
- Not only are they equilibrists, they are masters of their own unique style - (Helsingør Dagblad)
- The two guitarists know some tricks on a guitar of which only a few others are capable -
- a pleasing lean-yourself-back-total-experience - (Jydske Vestkysten)
- emotional and sincere, but in no way gloomy - a beautiful and quiet record well suited for both intense listening and as pleasant background music - (Midtjyllands Avis)
- Like its predecessor ("DUO"), newly recorded "BLUES" presents a wealth of crispy harmonious sound, and it is being sustained throughout by that deep and mutual confidence which is the fruit of Roland & Olafsson's decades-long co-operation -
(Holbæk Amts Venstreblad & Kalundborg Folkeblad)

The nomination for the category "Danish Composer of the Year" is especially gratifying. Anders Roland & Finn Olafsson have always invested the utmost of energy into their joint-composing, and the creation of new music has always been the primary driving force in their working together.

Listen to sound clips from "BLUES"

Read more about Anders Roland & Finn Olafsson
at: www.olafssongs.dk


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