Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can contue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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SVER – Epic Nordic Folk
January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$10 – $20
Seattle Folklore Society presents: SVER
They’re back! SVER, the Epic Nordic Folk band, is back for a new album release concert and music workshops, co-sponsored by Seattle Folklore Society and Skandia Folkdance Society. Get your tickets early! Their concert was super popular the last time they were in town.
SVER has its own take on traditional Norwegian folk music. They play original compositions as well as traditional tunes with fantastic, fresh arrangements, all rooted in the folk tradition. SVER’s energy and magnetic spirit will draw you in to experience the joy of their music.
Since the group’s inception, Norwegian/Swedish folk rock band, SVER, has gone from strength to strength, playing extensively throughout Europe and the US, gaining a reputation as one of the most acclaimed live acts in the Nordic folk scene. SVER has released four albums: “Reverie” (2018), the long-awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed albums ”Fryd” (2015), “Fruen” (2010), and “SVER” (2007).
Be sure to pick up their newest album at the concert! ‘Reverie’ was recorded in Hallibakken Lydstudio, Norway, mixed/mastered by Mikael Lyander and Erik Ronström at Hedgehog Music, Sweden and released November 30th on Folkhall Records. Most of the tunes are original compositions by members of the band.
SVER consists of Olav Luksengård Mjelva from Røros in the Sør- Trøndelag region of Norway (fiddle and hardanger fiddle), Anders Hall from Sweden (fiddle and viola), Leif Ingvar Ranøien (diatonic accordion), Adam Johansson (guitar) and Jens Linell from Sweden (Drums and percussion).
“SVER has an enviable reputation for being one of the best live bands on the circuit.” – Fiona Talkington, Songlines
Join us for an evening of engaging and energetic Scandinavian music!
Brown Paper Tickets: https://epicnordicfolksver.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets are $20/$18/$10 in advance on Brown Paper Tickets and with no service charge at previous SFS concerts. SFS, Skandia and Phinney members receive the member rate. Tickets are $2 additional at the door. 1-800-838-3006. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building.