We R Able offers Norwegian concert in North Branch

Geitungen, a trio of award winning folk musicians from Norway will give a concert at the Chisago County Senior Center, in North Branch, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.

The group performs on fiddle, hardingfele, mandolin, guitar, and melodeon and recaptures the sounds of music and dance from the rural areas of Rogaland, Norway.

Vidar Skrede performs in many bands in the Nordic countries, and holds a master’s degree in folk music.  Christer Rossebø, a member of numerous bands in Scandinavia, is a candidate in folk music performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and Håvard Ims is the former national champion in Norway on the button box accordion and melodeon.

We R Able, a program for adults with disabilities, sponsors this concert. Donations are accepted, and refreshments follow the concert. The address of the Chisago County Senior Center is 38790 6th Ave., North Branch.

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