Events

Hei to everyone in the extended NY Spelmanslag universe!   Maja Kjær Jacobsen and David Boulanger, who perform as Maja and David, are on a tour of the east coast.
They are rising stars in the Nordic folk music world, and friends of Anna Lindblad, Harald Haugaard, Lena Jonsson, and many of the other Scandi musicians we’ve been lucky enough to have workshops with in the past.
 
While they could not find a concert venue in NYC this time, we’ve snagged them for a very special fiddle workshop since they are passing through town just after Easter.
We’ll concentrate on tunes that can be used for dancing in more than one world, but will also be introduced to their innovative musical partnership tips.
Workshop will be at the ARChive, where space is limited to about 12 seats…so please read through the description and click on the response link if you can join us.
 
 
Danish & Quebecois Fiddle workshop with Maja & David
Tuesday April 18th, 2017
Date & Time: Tuesday 4/18/2017, 7:00-10:00 pm
Workshop fee: $35.00
Location:
ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White Street, NYC, NY 10013
 
Workshop space is limited, so please RSVP to save a seat!
 
Maja & David are an exciting fiddle, foot percussion and song duo, that have been performing together since 2012. Their music merges two musical personalities from countries 6,000 km apart - Denmark and Québec. Maja Kjær Jacobsen and David Boulanger blend their own compositions with the songs and music of their native countries (and a bit of Norwegian hardingfele too!)  to create their signature sound, which has been described as "minimalistic grandiosity".
 
This is the first Maja and David will give a fiddle workshop in NYC.  Fiddlers from any tradition will appreciate the chance to experience how this exciting folk duo creates their unique blend of Scandinavian and French-Canadian styles.
 
The workshop will include with tunes from the Danish fiddle repertoire with Maja, followed by fiddle tunes, and foot percussion from Québec with David. Teaching style will be the traditional “learn by ear”.
 
For more information on Maja and David, their bios, recordings, and concert dates, visit their site: http://www.majandavid.com/music.html


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PAST EVENTS
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December 14, 2016.

Special Guests: Paul Morrissett & Tom Løvli


February 10th, 2016:

Slängpolska workshop  with Swedish guest 
Anton Schneider (see him dance here)
AND
Loretta Kelley will play the Norwegian set!


November 11, 2015
Dancing to fantastic guest fiddlers lydia ievins and Andrea Larson (http://lydia-andrea.com/)

Approximate schedule for the evening:
7:00 - 7:30 lag and friends
7:30 - 900 lydia and Andrea
9:00 - 9:30 Norwegian
9:30 - 10:00 lydia and Andrea and lag


Andrea and lydia have been playing Swedish-style fiddle together for the past decade, and spent an intense 2012-13 academic year studying in the center of the nyckelharpa universe, at the Eric Sahlström Institute. Much of their shared repertoire comes from central regions of Sweden, with a smattering of Norwegian and Danish and beyond. They are excited about their latest grand projects: bringing the younger hipper living slängpolska tradition to the US, and creating a new intensive weekend course for dance musicians.

lydia ievins plays 5-string fiddle and nyckelharpa for Scandinavian and English Country dancing. Her absolute favorite thing about playing in either genre is the boundless opportunity to create rich harmonic lines. She has been awarded a bronze Zorn medal in Sweden for her playing in the Uppland tradition.

Andrea Larson has performed Swedish traditional music for the past 20 years and has been teaching fiddle/violin from her private studio for the past 15. She enjoys exploring new ways to share her treasure trove of new teaching ideas from some of Sweden's best fiddle teachers. She is very enthusiastic about her newly developed workshop series on practicing, which she has now discovered to be fun after all!ery Special Event on February 10th, 2016:

Slängpolska workshop  with Swedish guest 
Anton Schneider (see him dance here)
AND
Loretta Kelley will play the Norwegian set!


November 11, 2015
Dancing to fantastic guest fiddlers lydia ievins and Andrea Larson (http://lydia-andrea.com/)

Approximate schedule for the evening:
7:00 - 7:30 lag and friends
7:30 - 900 lydia and Andrea
9:00 - 9:30 Norwegian
9:30 - 10:00 lydia and Andrea and lag


Andrea and lydia have been playing Swedish-style fiddle together for the past decade, and spent an intense 2012-13 academic year studying in the center of the nyckelharpa universe, at the Eric Sahlström Institute. Much of their shared repertoire comes from central regions of Sweden, with a smattering of Norwegian and Danish and beyond. They are excited about their latest grand projects: bringing the younger hipper living slängpolska tradition to the US, and creating a new intensive weekend course for dance musicians.

lydia ievins plays 5-string fiddle and nyckelharpa for Scandinavian and English Country dancing. Her absolute favorite thing about playing in either genre is the boundless opportunity to create rich harmonic lines. She has been awarded a bronze Zorn medal in Sweden for her playing in the Uppland tradition.

Andrea Larson has performed Swedish traditional music for the past 20 years and has been teaching fiddle/violin from her private studio for the past 15. She enjoys exploring new ways to share her treasure trove of new teaching ideas from some of Sweden's best fiddle teachers. She is very enthusiastic about her newly developed workshop series on practicing, which she has now discovered to be fun after all!

Holiday Party, December 17th, 2014:

With special guest Paul Morrissett!

Special guests on September 17, 2014

Much too amazing to miss! 

We will be joined by 2 young Swedish women from Stockholm, a dance teacher, and a fiddler - both stupendous! 
Petra Eriksson is a central figure in the young traditional dance scene in Sweden. She will teach slangpolska in the style that it is danced by young Swedes today - not much choreography, but a lot of moving to the music with your partner, and a lot of fun! 
Eva Karlsson is a prominent figure in the traditional music scene in Sweden. She has taught at NFF, Folklore Village, and all over Sweden. 
She plays for dancing often. 


Holiday Party, December 18th, 2013:

7:00 - 8:00 Dancing to the lag joined by Paul Morrissett!

8:00 - 9:00 Dancing to fantastic guest fiddlers lydia ievins and Andrea Larson (http://lydia-andrea.com/)
both just back from a year studying in Tobo, Sweden! There may be a few listening tunes in there as well.

9:00 - 9:30 Dancing to Petra on Hardingfele!

9:30 - 10:00 Dancing to lag + friends!

lydia & Andrea winter in Tobo

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


A special night of Telemark dancing with Anne Hytta!


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WEDNESDAY MARCH 6TH 2013!
COME TO A SPECIAL EVENING AT SCANDIA NY!

Emilia Amper, nyckelharpist extraordinaire, winner of the World Championships of Nyckelharpa 2010, will play with her band, Skaran. She played for us one evening last year, and taught a version of slangpolska as well!

Emilia is a fantastic musician, and FUN! Check her out on Facebook, or at Emilia Amper Music on Facebook.

The evening's schedule will be :
Dancing, Spelmanslag
Short Concert by Emilia with Skaran
Dance set by Emilia with Skaran
Dancing, Lag + Skaran
Time permitting we will have a Norwegian set as well.








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