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The Majestic Theater in Corvallis OR is hosting the NFB on Friday, April 27th at 7:30 pm for an exclusive Oregon engagement. Pre-show social hour at 6:30 with live Scandi music in the lobby by Vänta Bara with special guest, Amy Hakanson, see more information below.
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands that have wowed audiences worldwide by their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music. Their show in Corvallis last year stunned the crowd so much that they immediately agreed to return this year. NFB is comprised of Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), each a master of their respective traditions. Their sound has been described as “unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating” with clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs & bass lines. Their humor and personalities also make for a truly fun evening.
Vӓnta Bara, translated from Swedish as “Just Wait” is a trio with Lori Prime on fiddle and nyckelharpa, Kim Majors on fiddle and Maralyn Belgique on cello. Collectively, they have played various forms of traditional and folk-dance music for over two decades. Amy Hakanson grew up in a family blue grass band, but her love for the nyckelharpa led to a year-long study at the prestigious Eric Sahlstrom Institute in Sweden. She studied under Väsen’s Olov Johansson who invited her to perform with the group on both nyckelharpa and banjo! Their love of traditional folk music has brought them together to play dance tunes for Norske Runddansere at the cultural center, Nordia House, in Portland. They are excited to share their music in Corvallis for a social hour in the lobby of the Majestic Theatre where snacks, wine, sodas and 2 Towns Cider are available. Don’t wait! Join them Friday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m.
Ticketing Link: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=7747
Norway Constitution Day Celebration in Salem on May 12, 2018! You're invited to a dance and music event!
The Thor Lodge, Sons of Norway, in Salem is again hosting Fossegrimen for their Norway Constitution Day (Grunnlovsdagen) on May 12th. As in the past any interested dancers/listeners are invited to attend. Potluck dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and dancing lead by Marida Martin starts around 7:30 p.m.
The Thor Lodge meets at the West Salem Masonic Temple 1625 Brush College Road NW, Salem, OR. Not necessary to RSVP but encouraged just so I have an idea for dance music programming.
David Elliker-Vågsberg <email@example.com>