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Abba Girlz
The ABBA Girlz tribute band, is one of the best ABBA Tributes since ABBA itself. This New York City based, ABBA Tribute Band features beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography guaranteed to captivate all audiences making every show a night to remember. Always very well organized from start to finish, they have been entertaining crowds all over North America since 2009.The ABBA Girlz tribute band, is one of the best ABBA Tributes since ABBA itself. This New York City based, ABBA Tribute Band features beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography guaranteed to captivate all audiences making every show a night to remember. Always very well organized from start to finish, they have been entertaining crowds all over North America since 2009.
Ed Hendela
Internationally recognized accordionist, Ed Hendela, has entertained audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area, along the Eastern Seaboard from Florida to New England, and in the Canadian cities of Edmonton and Toronto. His one-man orchestra, which includes an Iorio MIDI accordion to replicate many instruments including piano, guitar, and string bass, provides a surprisingly full sound. He often strolls acoustically, in restaurant and festival settings, as well. Ed has backed Finnish singing star, Berit, played several years with the Swedish Cult Band, and has a repertoire that includes standards from the 1940's thru 1990's, plus ethnic favorites, including Scandinavian, German, and other European tunes. Visit his website
Eric Olsen
Classical and Jazz Pianist:
Determined to blaze his own musical path, Eric Olsen has crafted a distinguished career in both classical and jazz music, as a performer, composer, and conductor. Visit his web page for much more...
Kardemimmit
Kardemimmit is a Finnish folk music group formed by four young women: Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius. They are singers and players of the kantele (the national instrument of Finland) in its 15 and 38 stringed forms. The group's repertory consists of modern folk music mostly composed by the members themselves. The music of Kardemimmit is fresh but it's strongly foundationed in Finnish tradition from both Eastern and Western regions featuring e.g. reki-style of singing, Perhonjoki valley kantele style, Karelian small kantele and runo-song traditions as well as archaic improvisation.
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Magnus Martensson
Entertaining mix of classical music and humor in the tradition of Victor Borge.
MARCIA BOYESEN AND ROGER LATZGO
Marcia Boyesen and Roger Latzgo began collaborating on musical programs nearly two decades ago. Since that time, the duo has won national acclaim, including the prestigious International Angel Awards for Excellence in Media. Their numerous recordings are popular worldwide. Marcias musical journey began with singing in church and progressed through study in master classes at Westminster Choir College. Roger learned music at his accordion-playing grandfathers knee and continued through academic work at Rutgers College and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Together they have studied with art song masters Elly Ameling and Dalton Baldwin. Marcias lyric soprano voice combines with Rogers classical experience in piano and guitar to weave a musical tapestry that brings their Story Songs to life. In their program for Scanfest 2012, Marcia and Roger present Hans Christian Andersen Songs and Stories. Songs include Rogers musical settings of The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Little Match Girl and others. Marcia and Roger are on a musical mission: to enhance understanding and deep appreciation of quality literature through the power of music. We know that Scanfest audiences will love joining them on this journey.
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Norsewind
Norsewind performs original and some traditional folk music. Hailing from Berks County Pennsylvania, Norsewind's sound is a unique mix of Scandinavian and American style of energetic folk music with a few Irish traditional pub songs in the set! This group will always get the crowd clapping, dancing, and stomping their feet! If you'd like to have that old jolly pub sing along feel, you gotta check out Norsewind!!
Pillerkaar
Estonian Folk Dancers from Washington DC Metro area
Ruth Ann Cunningham, Soprano
Presenting songs by Grieg and also Sibelius, commemorating their anniversaries this year. We will also present Irish songs and a delightful sampling of operetta and musical theater selections.
55 Payson Ave., Apt. 2D
New York NY 10034 - USA
Phone: [212-942-3674]
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Sara Pajunen
Growing up on the Iron Range of Minnesota, Sara Pajunen left the piano for the violin at the age of six due to restless legs/mind. After over 20 years of classical study in Minneapolis, Taipei, and Helsinki, she again became restless  this time to find musical connection/voice/path. These explorations, as of late, have manifested work connected to her Finnish heritage. An extremely versatile violinist with a propensity for adventure in culture and sound, Sara performs in many genres of music, including Nordic fiddle, Argentine tango, classical and jazz. Curious and serious about music as an expression of the self, she is constantly experimenting with new techniques of sound creation. She conducts workshops around the country and teaches privately in her Minneapolis home.
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Skansen Children's Club VOA
Folk Dance by VASA Children's Club
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Smorgasbandet
A smorgasbord of music, a little bit o' this and a little bit of that! Made up of 4 or more performing artists from New York with Scandinavian roots.
Swedish Folk Dancers of New York
A Swedish group, performing traditional Swedish and Danish dances.
Budd Lake NJ -
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The Blue & The Blond
I have a new duo! And it's called The Blue & The Blond. The other person in this duo is Jutta Rahmel (from Kardemimmit, New Better Spring Band, Erkki & Tytöt) that sings and plays kantele. I'll be handling my harding fiddle, guitar and some backing vocals. Check out our fresh demo at www.theblueandtheblond.com - enjoy!
Vasastjarnen
Junior Club dance group from Vasa Order of America.
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Vinland Longships
Vinland Longships is a Viking reenactment group that owns a 22 foot Viking Faering (four oared) boat. The Skogar Þrostur (SKO-gar THROW-stur) which means "Blackbird" in Old Norse, is based on the faering boat buried with the Gokstad ship in Norway in the 9th century. The reenactors who founded Vinland Longships have organized educational demonstrations on Viking ships and Viking life, crafts and culture for the Smithsonial Museum of Natural History, the Norwegian Embassy and the American Swedish Museum, among many others. They taught docents at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and have travelled to L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, St. Petersberg, Russia and up and down the east coast educating people about Viking ship construction, navigation and history. The Adventures of the Skogar Þrostur are documented at http://vinlandlongship.livejournal.com/.
1166 Slater Rd
New Britian CT 06053 - USA
Phone: (860)223-6843
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Von Halstern Medieval Reenactors
Battle re-enactments, encampments, Viking artifacts.
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