Event Information:

  • Sun

    lydia and Andrea, An Evening of Swedish Music!

    4:00 pm

    lydia ievins and Andrea Larson are eager to share music brought home from a rewarding year of studying together in Sweden. They perform an energetic program of traditional music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice, including waltzes, schottises, polskas, and more.

    lydia ievins plays 5-string fiddle and nyckelharpa for Scandinavian and English Country dancing. Her favorite thing about both genres is the opportunity to create rich harmonic lines. She has been awarded a bronze Zorn medal in Sweden for her playing in the Uppland tradition.

    andrea larson and lydia ievins

    Andrea Larson has performed Swedish traditional music for 20 years and has been teaching fiddle/violin from her private studio for 15 years. She enjoys exploring new ways to share her treasure trove of new teaching ideas from some of Sweden's best fiddle teachers. She is very enthusiastic about her newly developed workshop series on practicing - which she has discovered to be fun after all!

    Andrea and lydia have been playing Swedish-style fiddle together for the past decade, and spent an intense 2012-13 academic year studying in the center of the nyckelharpa universe, at the Eric Sahlström Institute. Much of their shared repertoire comes from central regions of Sweden, with a smattering of Norwegian and Danish and beyond. They are excited about their latest grand projects: bringing the younger hipper living slängpolska tradition to the US, and creating Träd, a new intensive weekend course for dance musicians. Visit their site at

    Admission $10. Mariposa Members are free!