The Hardanger Fiddle: An Emblem of Norwegian Identity in the U.S. – Article from Vesterheim, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2009
It would be difficult to find a greater symbol for Norwegian identity than the Hardanger fiddle. Often called the national instrument of Norway, it has represented a romanticized ideal among Norwegians living in the United States. Learn the history of this beautiful instrument and those dedicated to playing it in this article by Julane Lund, a professional fiddler with two degrees in traditional music from Telemark University College in Norway.
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