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Tjärnblom  Nordic Music with a Minnesota Twist!

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plan to join Tjärnblom  Nordic Music with a Minnesota Twist! at the Karl Oskar House.  

Tjärnblom, Swedish for “woodland lake flower”, is a Scandinavian-style string band featuring a beautiful blend of Nyckelharpa, Octave Mandolin, Harmonium and Cello.  The group has been playing together since 2015, performs at the American Swedish Institute and throughout the Upper Midwest at various venues.

The repertoire dates mostly to the 19th and 20th centuries, with a few recently composed selections

in the mix. Many of the tunes are made for dancing — waltz, schottische, polska, långdans; others, for processionals, and some just for listening. Often, selections are named for a person, place, or event.

Tjärnblom’s arrangements draw on traditional styles that sometimes go in nontraditional directions. The instrumentation features Swedish nyckelharpa, a folk instrument with 4 playing strings, 37 keys and 12 resonating strings, played with a short bow.  Mandolin, guitar, cello and harmonium, a portable type of pump organ, play countermelodies, harmony and rhythm. On occasion, näverlur, a birchbark natural horn, and water drum, add unique sound color.


August 11
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Friends of the Karl Oskar House


Karl Oskar House Ki Chi Saga Park
29101 Glader Blvd
Lindström, MN
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