Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Beginning of summer'08

Hello dear friends!

Got back from two great experiences with the first 2 concerts of this summer. 
We were very lucky with the weather as the weather had changed from a warm lovely summer to a cold and wet summer. We had sunshine on both concerts! 
It is always a bit exciting on the first shows with some new songs and how they respond.  I think it all went very well and I am very happy with the results.  It was so fun! 
We arrived at 3 o'clock in the morning in Årdal after a long busdrive from Jessheim right outside Oslo. Wow I was tired! We arrived in daylight, cause the sun was up.  
Waking up the next morning to this beautiful view of the fjord and mountains with spots of snow at the top , was breathtaking. Incredible beautiful! And it was warm and very nice!
The picture is of me by the stage (and back stage). That's also the view the audience had. Å Vestland, vestland! 
I feel so lucky and blessed to travel and work in this beautiful country!
Next stop is Rosendal. Another heartbreaking beauty, and another kind of concert. A piano, guitar and the voice. It will be so intimate and cosy! I can hardly wait! A true tradition as we would  say in Bergen. (When something has been done twice, it is a tradition.)
Take care and enjoy the light and the summer!


Ken said...

Hi Sissel, Happy to hear your concerts are going well. What an incredibly beautiful picture of you, the fjord, and the snowcapped mountains! How I long to be back in Norway along the fjords of my ancestors! Continue to enjoy all your concerts and the gorgeous scenery. Love, Ken

Corinne said...

That scenery is FANTASTIC!! What a perfect backdrop for a night of music :)

Anonymous said...

Hei igjen, fint bilde kjære Sissel.

Men at det også kunne være så vakkert på Jessheim ante jeg ikke! Jeg var der nå sist lørdag kveld og da kunne jeg fra hagen bak kulturhuset tydelig se både Dovre og Rondanemassivene i tillegg til alle vestlandets og resten av landets vakre fjell og fjorder og daler. For ikke å snakke om alle de vakre blomsterhagene og de andre forskjellige nydelige landskapene som var godt synlige fra der jeg satt. Har vært i Jessheim mange ganger jeg, men aldri lagt merke til det før.

Nå er sekken snart ferdigpakket og tiden nærmer seg for sommerens vakreste eventyr i Rosendal. Der vil nemlig solen skinne om kvelden onsdag 2. juli, uansett vær, både ute og inne.

Hilsen Gunnar

erasmusthewise said...

Hi Sissel
Thank-you for a wonderful concert in Jessheim, although I seem to have missed out on the spectacular view that was available in Ardal!
Apologies for delaying you after the concert (it sounds like one heck of a journey!) but I must say it was delightful to speak to you afterwards. Thank-you for taking the time to talk with me, along with the lady in the wheel-chair and Khing (& Queen!). Thank-you also for the signed photo.
Have a terrific birthday.
Best wishes

Akira said...

Hi Sissel,
I imagine your songs among the mountain and fjords.
It must be heavenly scene with your crystal voice.
You are part of the beautiful nature of Norway.
Best wishes,

bcurl said...

Dear Sissel,
Your pictures are so beautiful. The settings you choose are as beautiful as you are and your magnificent voice.
I continue to listen to your music every day. It fills my soul with goodness.
Thank you for your warmth and generosity and talent.
A devoted fan. Barb.

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Anonymous said...

Sissel ,it's so nice to see you enjoying your summer.. Are your daughters traveling with you? I bet you enjoy the concerts ther at home.. you are such a great talent and a real lady, you just dont find that much anymore .. God Bless you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY..I listen to your music every day, and im recording some of your songs and several of the hospice organizations are playing your music for there patients, its said your voice comforts them, as they take there final trip home.. Thank you for all you do thru your Music
your Fan Mary

Felix said...

Hi Sissel! :D
i'm a 15 year old boy and
i just whanna say that i love youre vocie. especial when you sung in the swedish version of the litle mermaid! :D

jack crossfire said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sissel,
Sorry for delay in getting in touch,but Ihad a hospital procedure
done when Igot home from Oslo.Thank you so much for taking the time to meet us after your wonderful concert in Jessheim. it was so kind of you to spend so much time.it was a realy special evening. Look forward to seeing you again.Much Love and best wishes.Liam Wilson, Dublin.

walui said...

Sissel, at once, we want that have a birthday, that her life is prolonged for all of the centuries of the eternity, with she greets and happiness, and for her family also! They are Walter's votes and family, Brasil
P.s. Thank you for this blog!

Julie said...

Thank you so much for your blog. I love the pictures and enjoy hearing about your concerts. I listen to your CD's almost every day. They bring me a such peace and
beauty. Have a great summer.

Helga said...

Dear Sissel!

I like to read Your blog and I can't wate to read your next post.
You are to me like skylark, singing above our us, above people, above seas, above gountrys
I adore Your voice.

I wish you happy birthday and Good luck with your contcerts.
God bless your family and children

Fan from Estonia

jocelyne guerette said...


Please let us know if you have any concert at :Oslo June 22 ; Telemark June 23 or June 24 and 25 at Bergen, and finally June 26 in Fagernes
We are 4 or 6 people living in CANADA, and anxious to assisting to one of your presentations.
Jocelyne Saindon