Norwegian trio to perform Sept. 20 at Cambridge Lutheran

The 2012 Scandinavian Concert Series continues with a Norwegian trio Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Norwegian group Geitungen will perform at Cambridge Lutheran Church on Sept. 20.

Norwegian group Geitungen will perform at Cambridge Lutheran Church on Sept. 20.

The group is called Geitungen (yeitoongen) and they will play traditional tunes from the west coast of Norway where they hail from. Between the three of them they play fiddle, guitar, mandolin, hardanger fiddle and button box accordion. All are accomplished musicians and their mission is to revive the old tunes that once were played for dancing in the remote areas of Rogaland, the province on the southwest coast of Norway.

Their repertoire includes lively polkas (hopsar), schottisches (rheinlanders), mazurkas, plaintive waltzes as well as the older springar, halling and huldra tunes. They will also tell the stories behind the tunes and will explain the name of their group. “Geitungen” literally means the young goat.

Come and enjoy an evening of traditional Norwegian music with Geitungen who are performing in Cambridge before heading to Minot for the annual Høstfest.

The program begins at 7 p.m. with tickets available at the door for $8. Co-sponsors of the event are the Cambridge Center for the Arts, Swedish Festival Events Committee and Sons of Norway RumElva 685.

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