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Back in 1972 I was one of many young peolpe playing strange songs on minor-tuned guitars at the Folk Clubs of Oslo. Usually with a friend called Eilif Amundsen. In the spring I was asked to participate on an anti-EEC-record. I got together with a bunch of pals, and played my own song "Si ja til selvstendighet" (Yes, to independence!). Afterwards I toured along the southern coast and became acquainted with another singer/guitarist, Jørn Jensen. After the tour I joined Eilif and his brother and went with them to London, where I met a couple of other Norwegians, Lars Helljesen and Espen Løvstad.
– That was the beginning of Folque.
I the fall Jørn, Eilif and I started a group. We needed a singer and, and asked Lars' sister, Lisa, and the result was the folk group "Brød og Vin" (Bread and Wine). We was a strange musical mixture: Eilif and I played American Old Time (In the New Lost City Ramblers tradition), Jørn played Jansch-style guitar, and Lisa was a committed fan of the American singer Melanie. But we rehearsed some songs and got our first gigs
In the spring 1973 we had begun to develop our own style: Translated English folk songs, traditional Norwegian songs, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer. We changed our name to FOLQUE and were joined by Espen (who later on was to become our road manager) on percussion, Trond Øverland on bass-guitar and Trond Villa on fiddle. Jørn bought a Telecaster, and suddenly we were no longer an acoustic folk-group, but an electric folkrock-band.
Jorn Jensen: sang/gitar/dulcimer 1973-1974
Trond Overland: bass/piano 1973-1975/1984
Trond Villa: fele 1973-1977
Lisa Helljesen: sang 1973-1977
Eilif Amundsen: banjo/gitar/bass 1973-1978
Morten Bing: mandolin/dulcimer/gitar/banjo/bouzouki 1973-1984/1992/1994/2002-2004
Lars Helljesen: sang/gitar 1975-1984/1992/1994/2002-2004
Morten Jakobsen: trommer 1975-1980
Jenn E. Mortensen: sang 1977-1984 1992/1994/2002-2004
Oyvind Rauset: fele/synth 1977-1981/1984/1992/1994/2002-2004
Per Vestaby: bass 1978-1979
Pal Sovik: trommer 1980-1984/1994
Jan Devik: bass 1980
Roald Thommesen: bass 1980-1983
Truls Tambs-Lyche: bass 2002-2004
Espen Lovstad: lydteknikker 1973-1984
1974 - Folque
1975 - Kjempene pе Dovrefjell
1977 - Vardoger
1978 - Dans, Dans, Olav Liljekrans
1979 - Folques beste
1980 - Fredlos
1981 - Landet Ditt
1983 - Sort Messe
1991 - Dans, dans ...
1998 - Stormkast