Learn how to play the traditional tunes from Scandinavia that are popular both for dance and pure jamming: waltz, schottische, polka, springar, halling and more. The tunes are fiddle-focused, but all melodic instruments are welcome to join. Lessons will be taught by ear and recording devices are recommended. Sheet music will be provided.
Vidar Skrede is a freelance Nordic folk musician, playing fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, and guitar. He is from Norway and has recently transplanted to Chicago He has a background in the traditional music of Rogaland, his home area in the southwest region of Norway, and has a masters degree in Nordic folk music at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. He is known from several bands such as Geitungen, Vidar Skrede DYNAMO BAND, AAMOS, and Secret Carpet Club. Many of his CDs have been nominated for best folk music album in Norway and Finland. Vidar has been sharing his music in the United States since 2010 with various touring groups from Scandinavia, most notably Geitungen. In addition to performing, he teaches music around the Midwest and at his studio in Chicago.