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2012 - Swedish weekend - David playing fiddle in a fiddle class

#    Ongoing – Lawrence Barn Dance Association’s contra dance held on the third Saturday of every month.   During the halftime we are usually present to play a couple of schottis and hambo dances.   See the LBDA website for the contra dance calendar.

 A flyer for the following two events can be accessed via this link.

 #April 28th:  On April 28 we are presenting, ScandiNatives,

Fiddle Music from the Metis and Nordic Traditions featuring Jamie Fox & Kristian Bugge (USA/Denmark).
The event will include a Friday evening concert, a Scandinavian dance workshop on Saturday afternoon and an opportunity to practice the dances at a dance party that evening and to enjoy another grand Scandinavian social event. Dancing is not a requirement at this event and Scandinavian dancing experience is not needed for participation in the evening party.The concert: Traditional dance tunes, whirling waltzes, happy polkas, groovy jigs, fiery reels and breathless hopsas plus the exotic Sønderhoning dance tunes from the Island of Fanø, Denmark are simply a brief glance into the complexities
and multi-layered performances of the fiddling couple Jamie Fox and Kristian Bugge. To accompany the music they tell the stories of the traditions they both grew up in.

Bugge (Denmark) is widely considered a master of traditional Danish music, and was awarded Folk Musician of the Year at the Danish Music Awards (Danish Grammy) 2016.
Fox (Montana, USA) is one of the most well-known young players of Métis fiddle music which is a tradition crossing ties of Celtic, French and Native American music cultures.
This contrast in approach and style helps to create a rich and complex sound. Together, Bugge and Fox perform groovy and warming sets that interchange between each performer’s strengths. This creates a versatile array of melodies that sends the listener’s ears to distant lands.More information about Kristian can be found here  http://kristianbugge.com.   Incidentally, I’ve known Kristian for 17 years.    I met him when we were both students at Malungs Folkhögskola in Sweden!

April 29th

Kristian is an excellent and experienced dance instructor.  The workshop may include the following dances:   Sonderhoning, polska, schottis, mazurka
Date/Time – April 29th.   Workshop starts at 3:00 pm.
Cost – $15
Location – Unitarian Fellowship – Lawrence (see below for address)
This is a social event, a time for some community fun.  It will also be a time to review the dances taught.   Dancing is not a requirement at this event and Scandinavian dancing experience is not needed for participation.

Date/Time – April 29th.   Workshop starts at 3:00.  Potluck dinner at 6:00 and Dance party starts at 7:00 pm

Cost   $10 suggested donation for the evening dance party.

Location: Lawrence, KS.   Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N 1100 Rd.  From 31st and Iowa Streets, go 2 miles south on US 59 to N 1100 Rd. Take a right (west) and go about 3/10 mile.  The building is on the left (south) side of the road.

Potluck Dinner:   Please bring a dish to share; main dishes are always needed.

Dance Shoes:  Please wear shoes that will not damage or leave marks on the floor

Contact:  Byron 832-1039 or bwiley@sbcglobal.net   Information and resources can be found here:  https://ingevald.wordpress.com/

May 13th – Kansas City Dance party:   Sunday, May 13th at Immanual Lutheran Church, 1700 Wesport Road, KCMO.  Dance starts at 3:00 and Potluck at 5:30.   Ingevalds Spelmän will be providing music.

June 25 to July 2nd – Nordic Fiddles and Feet – June 25th to July 2nd.  This is a premium week-long opportunity to dance, play music, and study with top notch staff.   The registration form will be up in another few weeks. http://nordicfiddlesandfeet.org/   You can look at photos from previous year’s camps and look at general information.   Contact Byron if you have questions or want more information.

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