October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an intimate evening of Nordic folk music with Vidar Skrede from Haugesund, Norway. Vidar has a background in the traditional music from Rogaland (South West of Norway), and has a master degree in Nordic folk music at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
He is known for his work with DYNAMO BAND (with Pilvi Järvelä and Jani Kivelä from Tsuumi Sound System), Geitungen (Olav Christer Rossebø from Bergen Mandolin Band and Earlybird Stringband – and Håvard Ims), The Secret Carpet Club (with Emma Johansson from Eter, Seaquins – and Carl Nyqvist), AAMOS (with Kevin Henderson from Fiddlers’ Bid, Boys of the Lough, SessionA9, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc – and Mark Laurenson). He has also performed with artists like Vegar Vårdal, Patrik Andersson, Frode Haltli, Stian Carstensen (from Farmers Market), Kristian Bugge (from Baltic Crossing), Niklas Roswall (from Ranarim), Zar (DK), Bodega (UK), Sver (NO), Liz Carrol (USA) and Bruce Molsky (USA).
Vidar has appeared on national television in Norway and Iceland, and has been heard on radio across the Nordic countries and throughout the USA, which includes two live radio concerts at NRK P2 in legendary “Studio 19”.
Vidar has released CD’s like “Geitungen – Bra Kast” (Grappa 2005 – awarded at the Norwegian Folk Music Awards), “Geitungen – Langt Ute” (Grappa 2010 – nominated at the Norwegian Folk Music Awards), “The Secret Carpet Club – Village” (Nordic Stomp 2011), “AAMOS – Caravan” (Nordic Stomp 2011) and “Vidar Skrede DYNAMO BAND – Happy Monkey” (Nordic Stomp 2013 – nominated at Emma Gaala – the Finnish grammy awards). More info at www.vidarskrede.com.