Scandinavian instrumental, singing and dance workshops, featuring top level musicians from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway will take place on June 8, 2018 in and around Nisswa, Mn. You must sign up in advance for these. These workshops are offered in conjunction with Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folkmusic Festival, June 8, 9, 2018. Sessions are 1-3/4 hours long. The first one starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. The second one starts at 1:15 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Cost for the sessions is $30 each. All locations are close enough together so it is possible to drive between them over lunchtime. All workshops are generally taught by ear and participants are encouraged to bring recording devices. For some of the locations a 'spelmans' lunch is offered at 11:45 am, and consists of cold cuts, vegies, fruit, etc and costs an extra $5. (note - no lunch is provided at the dance workshops...but, you can buy lunch right at the Nisswa Legion and/or downtown Nisswa is close with several restaurants available) After you signup you will receive more information about your workshop, including a detailed map for getting there.
TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT JANET HILL - Janet Hill <> or call her at 218-259-4090. That’s all you need to do — just give her your name and your workshop choice(s). After you sign up, she’ll send you more information about your workshop, including a detailed map for getting there.

It is always possible that we may have trouble filling all the workshops with students. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please pass the word along... think of any scheme you can to get the word out in your community! Thanks!
If your chosen workshop is not 'viable' because of a lack of sign-ups, you will either be asked to pick a second choice... OR, you could perhaps negotiate a private lesson with that teacher too. Janet will keep you informed.

Workshop locations All of the workshops take place in the Nisswa area, mostly in the homes of generous volunteers. Give yourself plenty of drive time to find them :)  Once you sign up you'll be given directions to the locations.

Workshop teachers, descriptions

          10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Polonaise melodies from Sweden and Continental Europe played on Nyckelharpa if you are curious about what these
          sound like, please click HERE.

Take a look at previous workshop pages: 2017 w-shops / 2016 w-shops / 2015 w-shops / 2014 w-shops / 2013 w-shops / 2012 w-shops / 2011 w-shops / 2010 w-shops / 2009 w-shops / 2008 w-shops / 2007 w-shops / 2006 w-shops / 2005 w-shops

Take a look at some shots from the first workshops in 2004, with Mauno, Esko, Alina and Aili Järvelä of Kaustinen, Finland, > 2004 workshops.

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