NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC
Nordic Folk Group
March 27, 2020, 7:30 PM
at Nordia House
Olav Luksengård Mjelva, fiddle and hardanger fiddle
Anders Hall, fiddle and viola
Kevin Henderson, fiddle
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio that masterfully blends the traditions of Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), have swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since the inception of the Bloc in early 2009. They maintain a firm focus on the traditions of their home while developing a sound that has been described as “meaningful”, ”intense” and “invigorating”. Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs & bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound only comes from three fiddles. 2016 sees the release of their eagerly awaited second album, “Deliverance”, following their eponymous debut album released in September 2011 to great critical acclaim.
“Seldom before can three fiddlers have sounded so well matched as the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. And seldom before can three fiddles have sounded so much like four and at times five instruments without using electronic trickery.” – The Herald
We encourage patrons to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50 space parking lot is open on a first-come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.
Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Olsen Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Olsen Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair-accessible. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 to arrange further assistance.