Scandinavian Gammaldans Music Jam
Bill Likens & Bob Palasek
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 4:00pm
Jam Room - Room #117
Waltzes, schottisches/reinlenders, polkas and others. Participants will cover tunes from the familiar Scandinavian-American and Scandinavian repertoires. The focus will be on gammaldans (old-time dance) - the music Scandinavians brought with them to the midwest starting in the 1880s. There may be a bygdedans tune (village dance), but we hope to avoid the esoteric.
Bill Likens plays piano and diatonic-accordion and leads the Norwegian-American music group, Nordahl Grieg Spelemannslag. He has taught workshops at the Camp Norge Folkedans Stevne and performed on multiple occasions in Norway. His interests also include Irish and German folk music.
Bob Palasek has been following and playing American and northern European fiddling a good long time. He plays in two Scandinavian groups, Christmastime in July, and the Nordahl Grieg Spelemannslag. He also performs as a member of the jug band Amazing Grapes.