Thursday, August 23, 2012

Folk Musician Vidar Skrede To Visit Twin Cities

If you're a Nordic music lover in the Twin Cities metro area, take note! Norwegian folk musician Vidar Skrede is coming to town, and will be performing with Hardanger fiddler Andrea Een and Eric Segnitz on guitar and Hardanger fiddle. The concerts will take place 7 pm Sat., Aug. 25, in Northfield, Minn. (click here for details) and 1 pm Sun., Aug. 26, in Minneapolis (details).

Skrede, who plays fiddle, hardanger fiddle, guitar and bouzouki, has a background the traditional music from Rogaland, Norway. He plays in a number of bands, including Vidar Skrede DYNAMO BAND, Geitungen, The Secret Carpet Club and AAMOS.

Skrede and Segnitz also will be performing together at the Nordic Music Festival, sponsored by the Nordic Heritage Club, on Sat., Sept. 8 at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park in Chanhassen.  

Even if you aren't able to take in the upcoming concerts of festival, you can enjoy a few minutes of Skrede's music. Here's a waltz written by Skrede (on guitar) and performed by Geitungen.

Looking for more Nordic fun and entertainment in your area? Check out the monthly Kalender in Viking, as well as dozens of upcoming events on the Sons of Norway website. 

Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minn., where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585. 

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