This summer is challenging for many of us as we feel the loss of the learning and fellowship that we always look forward to every year. We looked for a way to fill the gap, and the result was the HFAA Online Festival, an online celebration of the music and dance of the Hardanger fiddle, Thursday, July 16th through Sunday, July 19th, which featured music and dance video content, fiddle making demonstrations, tune tutorials, performances, storytelling, and socializing. View the archived program. NOTE: The hardingfele teaching videos are temporarily unavailable; stay tuned for further updates on their availability.

The HFAA 2020 Hardanger Fiddle Music and Dance Workshop IS CANCELED

Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, we are very sad to have to announce that our Annual Workshop originally scheduled for July 16-19, 2020 is canceled. We will deeply miss seeing all of you, our dear friends, this summer, and we hope that you will continue to improve your fiddle and dance skills by either signing up for online hardingfele lessons from some of the many talented teachers here in the US and in Norway, or participating in online Scandinavian dance classes or parties. A list of hardingfele teachers in North America, many if not most of whom offer online lessons, is here: Your support will help them greatly in this time of sharply reduced performance opportunities and income.

Also, if you possibly can, please consider contributing to one of the many arts nonprofits that are suffering financially. Please help them to survive this crisis so that they will be there for us in the future.

Mark your calendars! Dates for our future Workshops are:
July 22-25, 2021
July 21-24, 2022
July 20-23, 2023
July 18-21, 2024
July 17-20, 2025
All at Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI

Upcoming Hardanger Fiddle Music and Dance Events

To see the latest listing of upcoming Hardanger fiddle music and dance events, see our Events page. If you would like to publicize an event here, contact us with full information.

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Our Membership Brochure Available Online 

This colorful pamphlet describes the history and lore surrounding the Hardanger fiddle and the HFAA's role in promoting its music and dance in America. It also includes a membership application form. 

Visit our Membership page to see more or to download a copy.

  Do you have a copy of AmeriKappleik Live!? Produced by the HFAA, this two-CD set highlights the best of our five-day music and dance festival held in the summer of 2003, called AmeriKappleik. The CD includes performances by Hauk Buen, Leif Rygg, Vidar Lande, and Torgeir Straand, as well as new compositions for the Hardanger fiddle and two dance videos. Click here for more information. 

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