Monday, July 13, 2009

Norsk Hardanger fiddle

Karen Solgard, a third generation Norwegian American Hardanger fiddle player, gave an interactive performance at Caponi Art Park in Eagan on Tuesday, July 7. Kids danced in a circle to her fiddle tunes!

Every Tuesday morning at 10 AM during the summer, various artists present their talents. Next week is Latin American dance and culture.








11 comments:

  1. Fiddling around with the greatest of ease, no doubt. Good to have those skills still passed on from generation to generation.

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  2. Wonderful capture of the concentration on the face of the fiddler. Looks like both parents and kids had a good time!

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  3. Some traditional Scandinavian music is good for the ears every now and then.

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  4. What a wonderful idea to expose kids (and adults) to different cultures. It certainly looks like everyone was enjoying Karen's fiddling!

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  5. I don't know, Safe Leif...those kids do not look like they're enjoying all this fun cooked up by the adults...

    And I'm not sure about Norwegian fiddlers...I mean, don't Norwegian fiddlers need a special permit by the Swedish authorities in Eagan to diddle with their fiddles?

    Serially, though, this looks like a nice event and I'm glad you were around to photograph it for posteriors...er, posterity...

    Oh, I think I hear your secretary calling...

    JMTI

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  6. Excellent opportunities for everyone to get acquainted with other cultures :)

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  7. Nice photos. I enjoyed the visit.

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  8. What a unique outings for Tuesday mornings! Excellent exposure for the little ones and no doubt brings back memories for European decendents. Nice idea.

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  9. Will you be attending the Latin American dance?

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  10. Cute! Keikis have so much energy and that looks like a perfect way to let them burn some off!

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