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Concert by Northern Resonance and Tall Poppy String Band

May 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Concert by Northern Resonance and Tall Poppy String Band

Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 7:00 pm (CT)

Location: Vesterheim Commons
Free, no reservations required

Join us in Decorah to welcome these exciting bands to Vesterheim Commons! You won’t want to miss this concert.

Northern Resonance and Tall Poppy String Band are kindred spirit string trios at the forefront of their respective fields, deeply informed by Swedish and American Old Time music traditions while bringing together new instrument combinations and approaches.

Northern Resonance is a Scandinavian string trio of highly skilled and accomplished musicians, rooted in traditional music. Band members include Anna Ekborg Hans-Ers on viola d’amore, Jerker Hans-Ers on hardanger fiddle, and Petrus Dillner on nyckelharpa. With the Swedish Grammy nominated debut album from 2020 and the newly released album “Vision of Three,” Northern Resonance has impressed a broad audience worldwide with concerts that are characterized by their explosive energy.

Tall Poppy String Band is a new Old Time trio featuring fiddler George Jackson, guitarist Morgan Harris, and banjoist Cameron DeWhitt. Drawing from the deep well of American string band music, Tall Poppy String Band approaches tradition with playful curiosity and endeavours to prove that tradition is still being written.

About this concert, the bands say, “Like the Appalachian mountains of the United States and the Scandinavian mountains of Sweden, which were once connected before continental drift, there’s a musical throughline with the convergence of European and African influences that connects the historic string band music of Scandinavia and the string band music that emerged in the United States. Together, the bands present a musical journey across geography, modality, and dance forms connecting the music of Sweden, America, and beyond. The performances reconnect the old continents once again through music.”


May 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM