About the Hardanger Fiddle
The Hardanger fiddle is the national instrument of Norway. Harkening back to its inception in the Baroque period, the fiddle itself is richly ornamented with shell, bone and ink and is played with asymmetric rhythms, multiple tunings, and non standard tones preserved by means of an unbroken aural chain. The Hardanger fiddle has four or five sympathetic strings which resonate with the four played strings throughout the music producing an ethereal sound.
My Hardanger fiddle "Birds" was awarded a blue ribbon at Vesterheim as part of the National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition, June 9, 2016 to July 30, 2016.
My Hardanger fiddle "Gjertrud" was awarded a blue ribbon at Vesterheim as part of the National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition, June 8, 2017 to July 29, 2017.
Performances and Exhibitions
June 21, 2017 - Make Music Madison
10 AM at Alisha Ashman Library
4 PM at the Heiden Haus in Shorewood Hills
June 24, 2017, 4 PM - Arbor Covenant Church, Madison
July 29, 2017, 11-5 PM - Fiddle making demonstration,
Nordic Fest, Decorah, IA
January, 2018 - "Once Upon a Lake" exhibit at the
Portage Center for the Arts