Sponsored by the American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
Friday and Saturday 7 PM to 8:30 PM
A quick moving series of performances with Master of Ceremonies — Dennis Webster
Including all the following:
Tants Muziky is an all instrumental, folk music group from Canton, Ohio. They have been performing publicly for over 30 years under other names as well. Their performances are occasionally custom tailored to suit the event such as the Scandinavian Folk Festival in Jamestown NY. They will be playing traditional instrumental dance music from all of the Scandinavian countries as well as lecturing and demonstrating some of the more exotic folk instruments such as the Moraharpa, Hardanger fiddle, Kantele, Humle & Scyth Blade. In addition to their performances, Tants Muziky will have a presentation in the lecture building about their instruments and music.
Jamestown Municipal Band
The Jamestown Municipal Band will return for a concert of Scandinavian music on Sunday afternoon. The band, under the direction of Richard Lundquist, performs at the Allen Park Band Shell during the summer and we are honored to have them be part of the Festival. Strike up the Band!
Performing at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, NY
Svenska Spelmän will be returning to the Festival with their unique sound of gammeldans music. Their performance focuses on the traditional waltz, polka, schottis, hambo, snoa and ganglot. The group consists of Kathy Petersen on the fiddle and nyckelharpa, Cheryl Ritch on the fiddle, Tom Gestwicki on the mandolin/guitar/banjo/vocal, Donald Sandy on the accordion, and Tim Cudney on the upright bass who is currently on medical leave.
The Thule Lodge Swedish Folk Dancers
The adult and children folk dance teams from the Thule Lodge, Vasa Order of America,
have been a popular performing group in the Jamestown area for many years.
They have played a major role in preserving Scandinavian Folk dancing
as they pass the traditions on from one generation to another.
One of their special performances is the Ox Dance, a mock fight between two gentlemen
over the love of a girl. The fun they have in performing their dances is demonstrated in their style.
From Cleveland, Ohio we welcome Vasa Voices. This chorus will share selections of Swedish as well as American music.
The Viking Chorus is one of Jamestown's unique Swedish groups. The Viking Chorus has been singing for many years. They are members of the American Union of Swedish Singers. Their performance includes selections of both Swedish and English standards.
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