Irish Hour, Norwegian TV

Every Tuesday night at 5:30 pm, Jim Brooks hosts an Irish hour here at Merlins. Stories, jokes and conversation characterize this weekly gathering. It’s a great time…and it pairs well with dinner.


Free public screenings of the Norwegian reality TV show “Alt for Norge!” (Everything for Norway!) are here. We’ve got a fantastic staving music community at Merlins Rest, and we’re extremely lucky to land this truly unique broadcast opportunity. The deets:

What: Norwegian Reality Show featuring four Minnesotans. “Alt for Norge,” approx. 45 min each, in English and Norwegian (no subtitles).

Description: “Ten Americans compete for a chance to meet their Norwegian Relatives”, hosted by Nordic Roots Artist and show participant, Kari Tauring.

Where/When: Here! Merlin’s Rest. Brief Introduction at 5:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, beginning in December. Each episode is 45 minutes.

* December 28 – Episode One – Meeting the Contestants (plus extra footage of Kari’s application video shot in Minneapolis by Drew Miller).
** January 11 and 25 Episode Two – The First elimination
*** February 8 and 22 Episode Three – Rudigard!
**** March 8 and 22 Episode Four – Kari komme heim.

More Information

Each 45 minute episode is mostly English as none of the contestants could speak Norwegian. The strange and excellent graphics created by the filming company, Monster Norway, make the Norwegian narrator quite comprehensible. (use google translate!)

Other Minnesota Celebrities you might recognize in the show are Signe Harriday (Frank Theater production, “Eclipsed”) and professional wrestler, Joseph “Thoruf” Ruud. From Alexandria is Grant Aaseng and from Dawson, Debra Breberg.
Visit their facebook fan pages!

Norwegian Event Contact

Kari Tauring, Völva –
New Phone Number – USA +1 612 454 5068

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