Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447
An all day workshop for ages 5 to adult followed by an evening dance party. No prior experience required for beginner classes. No partner required for dance classes. A very limited number of Hardanger fiddles will be available on loan for the day, advance reservation required. Classes offered were:
* Beginning, Intermediate/Advanced Hardingfele, taught by Loretta Kelley
* Beginning Hardingfele, taught by Deb Collins
* Norwegian regular fiddle, taught by Peter Michaelsen* Beginning, Intermediate/Advanced Norwegian Dance, taught by Judy Patterson & Jerry Walsh
* Childrens Dance, taught by Deb Collins
* Traditional Ballad and Kvad Singing, taught by Beth Kollé
* Bunad (traditional Norwegian Costume) History and Shirt Construction, taught by Jody Grage
* Dance Party in the evening with live musicians!
e Companion and American Radio Company, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Performance Today." She has taught at workshops and classes throughout the US. She has made over 20 study trips to Norway and has placed highly in many fiddle competitions there. Her playing has been featured in an hour-long radio program on Norwegian radio. Her recording with Andrea Hoag and Charlie Pilzer, "Hambo in the Snow," was nominated for a GRAMMY award in the Best Traditional World Music Album category. Loretta is currently the president of the Hardanger Fiddle Association of America (www.hfaa.org).
numerous trips to "the old countries" to study and perform. He plays both regular fiddle and Norwegian hardanger fiddle, and is a mainstay of the folk music scene in Seattle, where he teaches Scandinavian fiddle styles.