updated January 30, 2002

The fourth annual Nordic Roots Festival will move from April to September 20-22nd this year. The reason for the move to September is to better coincide with other regional festivals and seek more sponsorship. The festival has lost two major sponsors since last year.
 
The festival, which features concerts, events and workshops, will again feature leading bands of the New Nordic movement at the Cedar Cultural Center on the West Bank.
 
The festival was presented with a CUE (Committee on Urban Development) award by the City of Minneapolis on January 28th for significant achievement in enlivening the City's cultural environment.
 

 
The festival is complete. Thanks to all the musicians, fans, and volunteers who have made it possible.
 
Post-Festival

The Nordic Roots Festival is a co-production of
NorthSide and the Cedar Cultural Center,
specifically focused on the presentation of
"New Nordic" traditional music and dance.
 
April 19-22, 2001
Minneapolis MN

 
Concerts | Tickets | Workshops
Accommodations | Sponsors
Nordic Roots Festival!
 

C O N C E R T S
THURSDAY April 19
Cedar - 7:30 pm
Opening Night: American Swedish Institute Co-Sponsor
Tickets $16 adv, $18 door
NHO
Nyckelharpa Orchestra
Groupa
Groupa

(Due to illness, wind player Jonas Simonson is unable to come to the Festival -- Groupa will perform as a four-piece.)

 
FRIDAY April 20
Cedar - 1 pm
Tickets $8 door
 
Traditional Nordic dance
Instruction begins at 1pm, dance at 2pm.
Ellika Frisell will play fiddle.

 
Southern
7 pm and Midnight

Tickets $16 adv, $18 door
(7pm show

SOLD OUT Midnight tickets still available.)
Stefan and Totte
Hurdy Gurdy Project
(Totte Mattsson of Hedningarna &
Stefan Brisland-Ferner of Garmarna)
 
Second show added
at MIDNIGHT
Cedar - 9 pm
Tickets $16 adv, $18 door
Ranarim
Ranarim
Hoven Droven
Hoven Droven
SATURDAY April 21
10 am and 4 pm
 
Workshops

 
Cedar - 1 pm
Tickets $16 adv, $18 door
Maria Kalaniemi
Maria Kalaniemi
Southern 7 pm and 9 pm
Tickets $16 adv, $18 door
(7pm show

SOLD OUT 9pm tickets still available.)
Ellika Frisell
Ellika Frisell
Solo fiddle concert
including a piece with dancers
Joe Chvala and Karla Grotting
 
Second show added
at 9 PM
Cedar - 9 pm
Tickets $16 adv, $18 door
Swap
Swåp
Hedningarna 2001
Hedningarna instrumental
SUNDAY April 22
10 am and 4 pm
 
Workshops

 
Cedar - 1 pm
Tickets $16 adv, $18 door
Harv
Harv
Bukkene Bruse
Bukkene Bruse
Cedar - 7:30 pm
Tickets $16 adv, $18 door

SOLD OUT
Värttinä
Värttinä

 
Hotel Accommodations

The official festival Hotel is the Holiday Inn Metrodome. There are a limited number of rooms available at a reduced rate ($105/night) for the Festival weekend. Ask about the "Nordic Roots Public Block."
Holiday Inn Metrodome
www.metrodome.com
1500 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55454
phone 612-333-4646 or 800-448-3663 toll-free
fax 612-333-7910
Holidex CODE: MSPMD

 
Sponsors

Thanks to the following companies and organizations for their support of the 2001 Nordic Roots Festival.

Corporate sponsors:
 
Holiday Inn Metrodome
ICELANDAIR
KFAI
(KFAI is broadcasting and webcasting
a number of Festival artist interviews,
as well as the entire Friday night concert
with Ranarim and Hoven Droven.)

Radio K
Scandinavian Channel
SmartSet
Litho Express
 
Festival funding provided by:
 
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
The Consulate General of Sweden
Svenska Rikskonserter
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
The Royal Norwegian Consulate General
Embassy of Sweden
The National Endowment for the Arts
 

 
Previous Festivals
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • NorthSide
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