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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Phinney Center Concert Hall (Brick Building down the hill)
Seattle, WA
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Seattle Folklore and Skandia Folkdance Societies present The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc in concert.

We are truly excited to welcome back The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc!  This trio is well-known and loved by many in the Pacific Northwest. From the moment Kevin Henderson, Olav Luksengård Mjelva and Anders Hall of The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc first played together in 2009 they felt chemistry in the sound they created.
Some seven hundred gigs later, playing across Scandinavia, mainland Europe, the U.S. and the UK, that chemistry continues to draw the trio together.
 
Passion is a word that comes up often in conversation with Henderson, Mjelva and Hall. Its a word that lies behind the trios determination to find exactly the right tunes to play and exactly the right way to play a certain phrase (Henderson has been known to find forty different examples of them playing the  same motif stored on his mobile phone from rehearsals). Passion for the music they make is also what makes them endure forty-two-hour flights that should only have taken two  to  three hours to get to a concert rather than let the promoter and audience down.

Hundreds of tunes have been tried and laid aside in The Nordic Fiddlers Blocs quest for the music which on two albums, their self-titled debut from 2011 and Deliverance, from 2016, has charmed listeners in the same way that their live performances beguile and satisfy.

In the beginning they were intrigued. For Henderson, who grew up in the fiddle-rich tradition of the Shetland Islands, there was a mystery in hearing his Scandinavian colleagues harmonize with one another. The jamming sessions that led to the threesome coalescing into a group showed them that they could not only create a unique sound, they also had a richness, helped by their use of standard fiddles, octave fiddle, viola and Hardanger fiddle, that has led to them being likened to a string quartet rather than just a trio.
 
Folk music promoters and festivals internationally have picked up on the Blocs uniqueness. They have played at major events including Tønder Festival in Denmark, Scotlands mammoth Celtic Connections winter music festival, Cape Bretons prestigious Celtic Colours, and the annual A Celtic Christmas Sojourn in Boston.

As dedicated tradition bearers, they have also created their own annual fiddle camp, which has taken place in Norway (2018) and Sweden (2019) and is due to visit Shetland next, while seeking out the tunes that will emerge on their much-anticipated third album in 2020. Olav, Anders and Kevin are also popular instructors at other fiddle camps and have inspired hundreds of young, up-and-coming fiddlers around the world.

"On the evidence to hand, pure fiddle doesnt get much better than The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc." Folkworld

Join us for what is to be sure a divine evening of music from these masterful musicians!
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We're reaching out because the concert with The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc on April 4th has been cancelled. This is due to the COVID19 Corona virus and travel restrictions banning flights from Europe. We plan to reschedule this concert in the future! Your tickets will be refunded in full by Brown Paper Tickets, and the funds will post back to your account within 3-10 business days. If you have questions regarding refunds from Brown Paper Tickets, please reach out to them directly. Contact information can be found at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/about/locations Seattle Folklore Society has set up a way to help support working artists during this difficult time, when many may face a loss of income from cancellations such as this. From our website ( www.seafolklore.org ) click the "Donate" button at the top left of the page. Click on the arrow next to "Use this donation for..." and select Concerts. After you have completed the donation, there should be a comment box to direct your donation to a specific band or performer. If you do not see this, please send us an e-mail to make sure we get the donation to the person or band intended, at concerts@seafolklore.org All money collected will go directly to the artists indicated. We also encourage you to support our working musicians by buying their CDs and other merchandise! You can also look up the musicians on facebook or their website to find options for Skype lessons or to have a tune commissioned. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc: https://www.thenordicfiddlersbloc.com/ Kevin Henderson: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=773338295 Olav Luksengård Mjelva: https://www.facebook.com/olavmjelva/ Anders Hall: https://www.facebook.com/mr.andershall Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you at future events! -Seattle Folklore Society

Location

Phinney Center Concert Hall (Brick Building down the hill) (View)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

Categories

Music > All Ages
Music > Celtic
Music > Folk
Music > Global
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Seattle Folklore Society
On BPT Since: Dec 04, 2005
 
Seattle Folklore Society
206-923-8923
concerts@seafolklore.org
www.seafolklore.org


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