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Solveig Leithaug Honored for "Faraway Lullaby"
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Homecoming artist Solveig Leithaug’s touching song “Faraway Lullaby,” from her album Finding Home, has melted many a listener's heart. Now, it has indeed found a home in the heart of her Norwegian hometown. “Faraway Lullaby” was chosen to be an official ritornelle played every evening at 8 p.m. by the carillon in Oslo’s City Hall bell tower.

It is being played until Advent, and it will continue from January 6 through late spring. Solveig’s song is part of an elite list of tunes played hourly, including compositions by Debussy, Grieg, Leonard Cohen and Michael Jackson, as well as Norwegian artists Alf Prøysen and Egil Hovland.

And, Solveig is not the only member of her talented family to be honored in recent weeks. The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held at Oslo City Hall, and Solveig’s neice, Universal artist/songwriter Gabrielle Leithaug, has been invited to perform during the internationally televised Nobel Peace Prize concert on December 11.

Upon hearing Solveig's CD, Finding Home, Gloria Gaither had this to say: “Finding Home gently opens all the closed places of the heart … Peace and pathos dance together all through this amazing collection of songs of comfort and courage.”

Finding Home
is available at store.gaither.com and solveigmusic.com. Enjoy Solveig singing "Faraway Lullaby" here: