Loretta Kelley Hardanger Fiddle (June 2013)

Loretta Kelley
Loretta A. Kelley, winner of class D, National Hardangerfiddle Contest 2011 in Seljord, Telemark county, Norway. Photo credit: Frode Inge Helland via Creative Commons.

Hardanger Fiddle Concert with Loretta Kelley

June Lodge Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Norway House
Potluck at 6:00 p.m., concert at 7:00 p.m.

About Loretta Kelley

Loretta Kelley is the foremost American performer on the hardingfele (the traditional Hardanger fiddle), an intricately decorated fiddle native to Norway with sympathetic strings, a nearly flat bridge, and a 300-year unbroken aural tradition. Loretta specializes in slått music, dance tunes rooted in the 18th century with sometimes unique asymmetrical rhythms, modal scales with "floating" intervals, and haunting tonalities.