Twin Cities Hardingfelelag
August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Twin Cities Hardingfelelag (Hardanger Fiddle Group) is dedicated to the performance of traditional hardanger fiddle music. The group provides dance music at Scandinavian events around the Twin Cities and in outstate MN. The hardanger fiddle is the national folk instrument of Norway. It is ornately decorated with pen and ink designs called rosing and inlaid mother-of pearl. The hardanger fiddle is like a violin, with an additional four or five sympathetic strings that run under- neath the fingerboard. These add a unique droning sound when the top primary strings are bowed. The members of the group wear bunad, Norwegian folk costume, with each bunad coming from a particular area of Norway.