Scandinavian Fest - A Smorgasbord of Fun
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Brent Buswell - Accordionist
His "dancing fingers" are sure to impress and inspire listeners of all ages with music for all occasions.
Children's Skansen Club
Folk Dance by VASA Children's Club
Hanne Ladefoged-Dollase, Krista Sweer
Danish born contralto, Hanne Ladefoged-Dollase, has performed throughout North America promoting Scandinavian vocal culture. In the New York area she has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with Gotham Chamber Opera in such productions as Cavallis Eliogabalo, Catans La Hija di Rappacini and Beechers I Have No Stories to Tell You, as well as with a number of other opera companies. A company member of Light Opera of New Jersey, she has been in their productions of The Magic Flute (Third Lady), The Gondoliers (Duchess of Plaza-Toro), The True Story of Cinderella (Stepmother), Pattermania (several characters) and most recently in The Daughter of the Regiment (Marquise of Berkenfield). She has performed with numerous orchestras in the greater New York area as well as the Pacific Northwest and is the co-founder of Beowulf Consort, a chamber ensemble that tells stories through music. Hannes German Lieder CD Northern Passion can be purchased at or Krista Sweer is a pianist, teacher, and vocal coach originally from Hollidaysburg, PA. She received her BS in Music Education from Messiah College where she graduated with honors and was a recipient of the Daniel Vollmer Music Scholarship. While there, Krista studied piano with Ya-Ting Chang and earned the prestigious Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award. She then went on to earn her Masters degree in Collaborative Piano as a graduate assistant at Florida State University where she studied with Dr. Timothy Hoekman. While studying at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria she was awarded the Harold Heiberg Award for Excellence in Collaborative Piano. Krista has played in master classes for artists such as Barbara Bonney and Ricky Ian Gordon and has been a staff pianist at numerous festivals and competitions. Currently, Krista is the Assistant Choral Director at Roxbury High School and the Music Director/Organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin.
72 Omaha Ave
Rockaway NJ 07866 -
Phone: (973)625-0318
Haus Von Halstern
Medieval combat - will have battle reenactments, encampment, and will be displaying Viking artifacts
Kubb game & tournament
About 10 years ago I was introduced to the old Viking game KUBB. Since then, I have been making KUBB sets and playing the game with friends and family in different settings . We have played on the beach, along a riverbed, on ice, on snow and on grass. The game was created by the Vikings on an Island Gotland in Sweden. They were killing time before they were hitting the sea. The game can be played by 2-12 people at one time - old or young, male or female. The Rules: Come to see!
Phone: (908)328-3769
Leif Ericson Viking Ship, Inc.
Viking history
Norwegian Faering boat
Boat exhibit
8 Partridge Run
Washington NJ 07882 -
Phone: (908)887-4085
Pillerkaar Estonian Folk Dancers have been gathering in Washington, DC for nearly half a century! Founded by Anu Oinas in 1971, Pillerkaar has been delighting crowds and carrying the mantle of the Estonian folk dance tradition throughout the mid-Atlantic region and even abroad. The name "Pillerkaar" means "a really great party," after all! Their repertoire ranges from pastoral village waltzes to riveting polkas, from the traditional and timeless to the modern and dynamic. Estonia may be a small nation of just 1.3 million people, but its vibrant spirit is expressed most notably through song and dance, and Pillerkaar is proud to share that spirit with America!
Rygir: Torbjorn Grindheim & Stig Helgeland
Direct from Norway: Rygir derives their name from the historic natives of Rogaland, Norway. Playing traditional Norwegian tunes at festive events, their music also feels mysterious because of its multifaceted sound where the feeling of joy and despair can be present in the same tune. A twelve-string guitar, traditional hardanger fiddle and ordinary fiddle make a full and tight sound.
Scandinavian Women's Chorus of Rhode Island
In 1984, several Rhode Island members of the Eastern Division Womens Chorus of the American Union of Swedish Singers (AUSS) decided to form their own chorus in RI. Under the sponsorship of the Verdandi Male Chorus, which had been in existence since 1892, they met and invited interested singers to join them and search for a director. In 1986 they were voted into membership in the American Union of Swedish Singers. They were formed mainly to perpetuate Swedish culture, language and music. The chorus performs several times a year in concerts and sings at the AUSS- sponsored conventions and singing festivals every two years, on an alternating basis. Singing Scandinavian and English music for womens' choruses, they are a self-supporting organization, with funds coming primarily through performances and fundraisers. Every year the chorus sponsors the Kristina Greiner Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a young lady interested in Swedish music and culture.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
9 London Ave.
West Warwick RI 02893 -
Phone: (401)943-0547
New York's Smorgasbandet is happy to be back at ScanFest! Not just a dance band, Smorgasbandet has been all over the USA and Scandinavia, including the Hostfest in ND, the UN and Scandinavia House in New York City, the Vasa Order & Sons of Norway everywhere, playing music from contemporary to cajun, gammaldans to rock 'n roll, country music to ABBA, Jimmy Buffett & latin music too! Get ready to kick it up a notch with this energetic Pan-Scan Band -- Jeanne, Wayne & Chad are an entire smörgåsbord of music!
Spirit of Scandinavia
Spirit of Scandinavia is a group of local Scandinavian musicians who present a variety of Scandinavian tunes for your listening and dancing pleasure with drums, accordion and saxophone.
Telge Glima
Swedish Wrestlers: About thirty years ago the group Telge Glima was founded in Södertälje, 30 minutes south of Stockholm, Sweden. The founders came together with a mutual interest in history and an interest to practice and show old sports and games. In the year 2015 they celebrated their 25th anniversary.
The Not Club of NYC
The Not Club of NYC group of four play Gypsy Jazz and bring a modern sensibility that elevates old and new jazz standards into something special: Django Reinhardt compositions, waltzes and more, but with a unique twist. Avante garde., rock, modern jazz, country, classical, with even flamenco & punk influences, they add exciting interplay while paying homage to the masters. Award-winning performers, including Mario Forte on Violin, Thor Jensen on Guitar, Josh Kaye on Guitar, and James Robbins on Bass.
9707 4th Ave
Brooklyn NY 11209 -
Phone: (516)448-9669
The Sloshbucklers
The Sloshbucklers are back with a return invasion...I mean engagement at the ScandinavianFest! We're a Viking themed demonstration group featuring axe and knife throwing. Wander through the encampment; stop by the range and see what the Sloshbucklers are all about!
3367 Hallsport Road
Wellsville NY 14895 -
Phone: (716)524-0468
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 Smithsonian 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
1166 Slater Rd
New Britian CT 06053 - USA
Phone: (860)223-6843
Westminster Conservatory of Music
Performers include pianist Michael Jacobsen, violinist Urska Haule Fegus, and soprano Danielle Sinclair, featuring instrumental and vocal music by Scandinavian composers, and Americans of Scandinavian descent. Hear the music of Svendsen, Stenhammar, Victor Borge, and Leroy Anderson along with some familiar favorites.
10 Dey Road
Plainsboro NJ 08536 -
Phone: (609)897-7906