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VARSK SPELMAN at the Karl Oskar House on Sunday, July 14th from 2-3pm

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Karl Oskar Days will continue with entertainment on Sunday by the Varsk Spelman group.
The Spargo family, Antonio on fiddle, Annika on fiddle, Thomas on guitar, and
Carolyn on accordion and sometimes fiddle, started performing Swedish folk music
together in 1999 while living just out of Luck, WI, after coming home from living
in Northern Sweden. They played for the Amery Swedish club, coffee shops for
Italian sodas and tips, various nursing homes, and different events in the USA and
in Sweden.
The name Värsk is the gårdnamn (farm name) of Carolyn’s father, Ragnar
Johansson, where he grew up in Western Dalarna. Spelmän are folk musicians,
thus Värsk Spelmän became our name.
A CD was made by Värsk in the early 2000’s of
tunes made by the family members. Three of the
tunes can be found on the ASI Spelmanslag’s last CD:
Minnen av Sunnansjö, Finska Mormor Emma Schottis,
Emilias Visa.
Carolyn had joined the ASI Spelmanslag in 1987 as
a fiddler. Annika was the director of the ASI Lilla Spel
manslag for several years and took them to Sweden.
Varsk Spelman continues to perform with the group. Due to family availability
Frances Olson and Julie Anderson join the group.


July 14
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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