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Want to learn how to play Swedish folk fiddle tunes ? 
How about playing langspil, or Kantele?
Ever thought of learning Finnish folk songs or Norwegian folk dances? 

Now is your chance !

Tradition for Tomorrow is offering 18 workshops in three days by the finest Nordic folk artists.  

Where: All workshops but two will be in spacious classrooms at the University of Akureyri, UnAk. Two will be at the Akureyri Music School.
When: Thursday, Friday or Saturday (21 - 23 August) at 10:00-12:00 and 14:30-16:30. Only the workshop "Folk Ensemble Playing" will be at 15:00 - 17:00) 
Cost: The price for a two hour workshop is only ISK 2.000 (ca. €13). Same low price for everyone. If you register after 20. August or later the price will be ISK 2.500.

Ability levels: Most workshops are open to all comers and will be taught by ear so students do not need to be able to read music. It is recommended to bring personal recording devices to record tunes etc. A few workshops do require prior experience of playing the instrument being taught. Please check individual workshop descriptions for details.
Workshop numbers: Some workshops have limited number of places, so book your places early to avoid disappointment.

Registration for workshops

Here you can see full details of the date, time and location of all the workshops. Behind every heading is a description of the workshop and the teachers - not all descriptions are here yet, so please be patient for a few more days.


Fiddle 1 with Elin (sv) & Johanna (est)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L101)

Dance with the Faroese
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room N101, conference hall)

Folk songs of Norway and Celtic Scotland with Unni (no) & Gillebríde (sc)
14:00 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L103) 

Introducing langspil, Icelandic fidla and kantele - Arja (fi) & Funi (is)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L201)

Not just accordion - Linda (no) & Peter (dk)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L 202)


Folk songs of Finland and Iceland with Ilona (fi), Bára & Chris (is)
10:00 - 12:00 at UnAk (Room L 103)

Fiddle II with Ragnhild (no) & Bridget (sv)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L101)

Folk dance with Anna & Mathilde (No), Tuomas & Outi (fi), 
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room N101, conference hall)

Folk ensemble playing with Pär Moberg (sv)
! 15:00 - 17:00 at UnAk ! (Room L201)

Arranging folk songs with Ragga Gröndal & band (is)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L103)

Swedish folk music on drums with Petter Berndalen (sv)
14:30 - 16:30 at TBD



Metrics of "rímur" poetry with Ragnar Ingi (is)
10:00 - 12:00 at UnAk (Room L102)

Fiddle III with Emilia (fi) & Eoghan (ire)
10:00 - 12:00 at UnAk (Room L 101)

Fiddle III+ with Klas Anders Haglund (sv)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk  (Room L101)

Nordic Dance through a Thousand Years with Vefarinn (is) and the Danes
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk 

Folk songs from Finland and Iceland with Anna-Kaisa (fi) and Anna & Kristín (is)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L103)

Swedish folk music on guitar and mandolin - Oskar Reuter (sv)
14:30 - 16:30 at UnAk (Room L201)

Drums and percussion with Nikklas (sv) and Jonas (sv)
14:30 - 16:30 at TBD 

Nordic Culture Point Nordic Council of MinistersArt Council NorwaySwedish Arts Council 

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