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The 2017-2018 Concert Series presents...

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Concert 7:30 pm
at Fort Hunter

Erlend Viken from Norway, Anders Hall from Sweden and Kevin Henderson from the Shetland Isles — exploring and expanding far-northern fiddle traditions.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Erlend Viken from Norway, Anders Hall from Sweden, and Kevin Henderson from the Shetland Isles — exploring and expanding fiddle traditions from the top of the world.

"their masterful, intricate, carefully woven arrangements . . . introduce so much space, light and shade into the music that it’s hard to believe that it comes from only three fiddles." — Jennie Macfie,

Weaving together fiddle, viola, octave fiddle, and the richly resonant hardanger fiddle, in patterns that range from purely traditional to innovatively modern, they demonstrate not only their skill but also the range and power of Nordic music. Their sound evokes warm embers on a frigid night... a fleeting, exuberant summer... lingering twilight and sun on sparkling ice. These guys will take your breath away.

"I've often said that if there was a fiddle war, Shetland would be a world super power. Recently I've found myself regularly saying 'there's some great music coming out of Scandinavia at the moment.' The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc takes both of those statements and hurls them together in a shinty trophy breaking moment of horsehair bow goodness." — Neil King, FATEA

This tour sees a slight change to the normal lineup as Olav Luksengård Mjelva is due to become a father in the middle of the tour! But Olav will be ably covered by Erlend Viken, who is widely regarded as one of the top players in Norway on both fiddle and hardanger fiddle.

Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Concert: 7:30pm

  • $24 General Admission

  • $20 SFMS Members

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  • $10 Students

    — ages 3 to 22
  • Advance Tickets


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The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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