Swedish Music & Dance Weekend

October 23 ~ 25, 1998

Featuring Edwin's Spelmän

Edwin's Spelmän with Paul Dahlin, Bruce Johnson, Mary Londborg, Nancy Dahlin, and Marikay Dahlin proudly
carries on the family tradition of "Grandpa" Edwin Johnson (1905 - 1984) who grew up fiddling in Dalarna. Paul is a National Heritage Fellow and directs the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag in Minneapolis.

Roo Lester will offer a variety of Scandinavian dance basics, Polskor, and gammaldans variants. A favorite dance instructor and inspiring dance partner across the country and beyond, Roo's special basics session Friday is a great way to start the weekend!

Fiddle workshops will include and focus on small group/ensemble playing, new material, fiddling for dancers, building common repertoire, playing with appropriate styling tunes already under one's fingers. Workshops will be offered at various learning paces; groupings will depend on numbers and experience of participants. Beginning fiddlers should be comfortable with some basic gammaldans repertoire. Tunes will be taught by ear; tape recorders are recommended. There will be several opportunities for small ensembles to play for dancing. All fiddlers are required to have the Listening Tape. Compiled by Paul Dahlin for listening purposes prior to the workshop, the tape will include 9-12 tunes, many of which may be taught in the workshops. Please register by Oct. 12 in order to receive one ahead.

Dance workshops: Roo's workshops will include a focus on Rättvikspolska, new gammaldans variants, work on polska styling, and dancing with the music.


5:00 - 6:30 pm        Scandinavian Dance Basics Workshop**
                   Advanced Fiddle Workshop - Tunes with Paul**
6:45 - 7:45 pm        Potluck Supper at Farwell Hall
8:00 - 9:00 pm        Concert at Plum Grove Church
9:00 - 10:30 pm       Dance Party

8:30 am             Breakfast
9:30 - 12:45          Dance & Fiddle Workshops
1:00 pm             Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 pm        Dance & Fiddle Workshops
5:00 - 7:00 pm        Break
7:00 pm             Supper
8:15                   Concert & Dance Party

9:00 am              Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30         Dance & Fiddle Workshops
11:45 - 12:45 pm      Dance Review with Musicians' Allspel
1:00 pm             Lunch


Full-time prices include all events and meals from 8 pm Friday through Sunday lunch.
Teen  (T) = ages 13 - 17
Child (C) = ages 5 - 12

Full time by Oct. 13: $100 (A), $60 (T), $35 (C)
Full time after Oct. 13: $110 (A), $65 (T), $40 (C)

**Friday Early workshop & Poluck: $10

Friday evening workshop & dance: $15 (A), $6 (T), $4 (C)
Sat. or Sun. breakfast: $6 (A), $4 (T), $3 (C)
Sat. AM & PM sessions & lunch: $41 (A), $27 (T), $18 (C)
Sat. Supper, concert & dance: $18 (A), $10 (T), $7 (C)
San. AM sessions & lunch: $24 (A), $16 (T), $9 (C)

Enjoy excellent, hearty meals, featuring traditional Scandinavian fare, including vegetarian
offerings. People with specific dietary needs are asked to bring their own supplements.

Bunkhouse is $8 per person per night. Within walking distance (3 blocks) of Farwell Hall
(main activities building); heated. Camp-style toilets and hand pump; showers available in Farwell Hall for 25 cents.
Cots and pillows provided; you will need a sleeping bag, towel, flashlight, etc. Men's and women's are separate.
Tenting is $6 per tent per night.
Motels are available within 7 miles of Folklore Village. Please make your own arrangements and mention Folklore Village.
Super 8 Motel: 608-935-3888
New Concord Inn: 608-935-3770
Pine Ridge Motel: 608-935-3386
Best Western 608-935-7739

Please inquire early if you are interested in a scholarship.

Early registration will save you money and help us plan for a great weekend. While we will accept  registrations as long as we have room and food, we do offer a reduced full-time tuition for those who are able to register by October 13. We will send a letter of confirmation of your registration and/or accommodations, with any schedule changes, if we receive your registration by Oct. 15 or so. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Send your requests for registration materials to:
Folklore Village Farm
3210 Co. Hwy. BB
Dodgeville, WI 53533