Sat May 13 - Scandinavian Music Workshop w/Newlands Co-op
When: Saturday May 13, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: HMT's Lessons Studio
Using violin, harding fiddle, guitar and voice, the Newlands Co-op (Vidar Skrede/Norway and Sara Pajunen/USA) plays acoustic music from Norway and Finland brought to these new lands by one immigrant or another. Vidar Skrede has a background in the traditional music from Rogaland (South West of Norway) and holds a masters degree in Nordic folk music from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Sara Pajunen has been described as an 'amazingly versatile musician who now counts among the most ambitious and notable practitioners of Finnish folk music outside Finland.' She grew up in Finnish-American northern Minnesota and received music degrees in both the United States and Finland. Now Vidar and Sara live just a seven hour drive apart and join forces in the Newlands Co-op to bring traditional tunes to new audiences and players. Learn Norwegian halling, Finnish polska, waltzes, schottisches and more! This workshop is open to players of fiddle, guitar, and other melody & rhythm instruments. Though tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will also be available to participants.