The Nordland Band from Chicagoland will be performing at this year’s Bishop Hill Midsommar Music Festival. They will conduct a free folk dancing workshop at the Dairy Building on Sunday June 25 2023, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Later that afternoon at 4 p.m. in the village park, they will have a concert in the village park.
From Hambos to Hopsas, from medieval songs to modern compositions, the Viking beat of the Nordland Band ™ will thrill your feet and warm your heart! Jump into Scandic culture at the Dairy Building as the Nordland Band guides you through fun yet simple traditional dances. Then sit back and enjoy a delightful concert of their sweet, melodic Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish repertoire in the park at 4.
The duet’s energetic sound is shaped with violin, mandolin, wooden flute, guitar, percussion, and two singing voices.  Jutta Distler researches most of the traditional music in the band’s repertoire while visiting her musician family in Sweden and Denmark. She also composes original melodies that live within the folk tradition. Founded in 1990, the Nordland Band tours internationally.
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