Madison Scandi Band
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The Madison (Wisconsin) Scandi Band, like spelmanslags in Scandinavian communities, is a group of fiddlers (and occasionally other musicians) who meet regularly in members' homes to play traditional music. We learn the music by ear—from each other, from musicians at Folklore Village and other workshops, and from recordings.
What we play
Our music is for dancing:
Where we've played
Since we began in April 2008, we have played for Saturday night dances and Scandinavian music and dance workshops at Folklore Village near Dodgeville, a Scandinavian midsummer party in Middleton, a wedding dance in Madison, the Fall Heritage Festival in Mount Horeb, Old World Wisconsin near Eagle, and Make Music Madison. We've accompanied the Folklore Village International Dancers at the Triangle Ethnic Fest in Madison, Old Time Celebration in Beaver Dam, Heritage Days at Wisconsin Concrete Park in Phillips, and other performances.
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