2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 17

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Musician, scholar, and teacher, Vidar Skrede will bring his acoustic folk music from Norway and Sweeden to the Betty Strong Encounter Center at 2 pm Sunday, November 17. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

The award-winning musician will perform selections from his home region in Rogaland, which is southwest of Norway, along with other Norwegian and Scandinavian tunes on the fiddle. The audience will be entertained with both original compositions and other traditional pieces from his repitoire. Vidar says ” he will play the regular fiddle and the Hardannger fiddle along with some tunes on his guitar and talk about the songs and traditions behind them.”

Skrede has his master’s degree in Nordic folk music from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. He has performed with a range of bands and artists, has appeared on national television in Norway and Iceland, and has been heard on radio programs in Nordic countries and the United States, including two live radio concerts in “Studio 19” at NRK P2.