FRU SKAGERRAK in Concert AT NORDIA HOUSE with special guest Varelse
Oct 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM
All Ages
Doors open at 6:30

Fru Skagerrak brings together the diverse traditions from each of the members' homelands, which surround the Skagerrak strait in Scandinavia.
Through a repertoire of traditional tunes, new compositions, and songs in their respective languages, they express their kinship and love of their shared heritage. The result is an explosion of the sounds that exist in Scandinavian music today.

Portland-based group Varelse opens the show.

$23 Members of Nordic Northwest
$27 Non-Members
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8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223

Presented by Alberta Rose Theatre
Fru Skagerrak | 7:30 PM
The music of Fru Skagerrak takes you on a journey through Scandinavia; from lowlands to mountains, from slow airs to lively polkas, in major and in minor, and everything in between. Fru Skagerrak- ”Lady Skagerrak” – are three master musicians – one from each Scandinavian country: Maja Kjær Jacobsen from Denmark, Elise Wessel Hildrum from Norway and Anna Lindblad from Sweden.

In 2011, these three globetrotting musicians met for the first time at Tønder Festival, Denmark’s biggest Folk Festival, in a roaring session that had engulfed the backstage bar. Through the mayhem of tunes you could feel a certain Scandinavian groove, and in that moment the connection between these three fiddlers was clear. After meeting at Tønder150504 Logo Fru Skagerrak Festival for three consecutive years, Fru Skagerrak finally saw the light of day in August 2014. more >>>
Varelse | 7:30 PM
Hailing from Portland, OR, Varelse is a unique ensemble of various musical traditions, instruments, and histories. Nyckelharpa, fiddle, six-string guitar and various hand percussion instruments come together to create a sound that is simultaneously old and new. Weaving together Scandinavian folk tradition, North American fiddle tunes, and Western European melodies, along with African and Middle Eastern rhythmic traditions, Varelse is pushing the boundaries of folk fusion. more >>>