Scandinavian group to make Oregon debut in CG


On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Axe and Fiddle, located at 657 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove, will be hosting Fru Skagerrak, a Scandinavian fiddle group.

The group will begin playing at 8 p.m. and admission is $10 per person.

Fru Skagerrak takes audiences on a musical journey through Scandinavia, from lowlands to mountains, from slow airs to roaring polkas — and everything in between. Group members include Anna Lindblad of Sweden — fiddle, 5-stringed fiddle and song; Elise Wessel Hildrum of Norway — fiddle, recorder and song; Maja Kjær Jacobsen of Denmark — fiddle and song.

These three master musicians from each of the Scandinavian countries performs, creating an explosion of the sounds that exist in Scandinavian traditional music today.

This performance by Fru Skagerrak is its first in Oregon.

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