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Singing for Dancing Performance

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Master singers Anders Larsson of Malmö, Sweden, and 2003 NEA Heritage Fellow Norman Kennedy, originally of Aberdeen, Scotland, will demonstrate how singers sing for dancers in Sweden and Scotland. Following a break, the audience will get a very special chance to hear Norman Kennedy tell a Viking story from the Island of Barra. Having never been written down, Norman first heard this story when he was a young man collecting folklore in the Outer Hebrides off of the west coast of Scotland.

About Anders Larsson

Anders Larsson studied Swedish folk music at the Music Academy in Malmö, Lund University and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. For 25 years he has been working as a musician in a variety of contexts – live performance venues, recorded CDs as well as on radio and television. He has been a guest teacher at the conservatories in Stockholm, Malmö and Arvika and a variety of folk high schools in Sweden. He was responsible for teaching folk music at the Music Academy in Odense, Denmark, for two years. From1999-2014 he worked as a music teacher at Malung Folk High School – one of Sweden's few schools where adults can study full-time folk music. He started the label Nordic Tradition and has managed it since 2004 as well as acting as the primary recording engineer/producer. He has published 7 CDs and has been a studio/session musician on numerous other CDs including traditional Swedish folk music, progressive Swedish folk music and music for children. He currently works as a resident musician and teacher for Musik i Syd, an arts organization in southern Sweden, and tours every year in Minnesota with his group, Trio Larsson.

Appearances by Anders Larsson are sponsored by a grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation.

$10 ASI members / $12 non-members


For information, call 612-871-4907

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